Thursday, February 07, 2008

Scholastic Book Club Nostalgia

Picked this up at Boing Boing today. The style of these covers has the ability to transport, no? Reading, recess and lunch were my reasons for going to school.

It was always thrilling to order books in class. Paperbacks ordered via elementary school were the first new books I owned. I had traded titles at a secondhand store, or checked them out of the library. And I had a few hand-me-down paperbacks and children's stories. But that was it.

Being able to own my own books, and to know that I could dive into their worlds and live there as long as I wanted, as many times as I liked--that was luxurious.

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