"One more thing is of vital importance; children must have books, living books, the best books; the best are not too good for them; anything less than the best is not good enough; and if it is needful to exercise economy, let go everything that belongs to soft and luxurious living before letting go the duty of supplying the books, and the frequent changes of books, which are necessary for the constant stimulation of the child's intellectual life." (p.279)
~Charlotte Mason, Parents and Children
See honey, my obsession with books (and therefore need for more bookcases) is TOTALLY LEGIT. Charlotte Mason SAID SO.
This may be my favorite Mason quote yet.