Over the holidays I donated a lot of books that had been collecting dust at my place to my local library. In the process of cleaning house (so to speak), I stumbled upon my copy of Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.
I used the down time this past week to read the book again, which can be read from cover-to-cover or as consecutive short stories about Christopher Robin, Pooh and all his friends. I forgot how much I loved the illustrations and the stories (okay – I’ll admit I skipped through a few of the stories deferring to some of my favorites like In Which Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets Into a Tight Place). I can’t think of a better book to start the year reading and would strongly recommend adding this to your personal library. Apologies for those who have completely switched to eBooks because I’m not sure the nostalgia and appreciation for Milne’s famous bear will translate.