Originally Posted by AnneT
Imagine my astonishment when I first came at my parents in law, and I couldn't find a book anywhere...
How well I can relate to that astonishment! I grew up in a poor home with many hundreds of books. When I first visited my husband's large impressive family home I was stunned to find that they seemed to be able to afford anything, yet had no books. The envy I first felt for his seemingly privileged childhood turned to pity.