When I was a kid I loved the book orders we got from school. I can still remember how exciting it was to get them from the teacher and flip through the tissue-paper-thin pages looking at all of the glorious, inexpensive books. My mom has always loved reading too so she would let me get as many as I wanted. I was so grateful because it was hard to choose only one. And the day my teacher would hand me my pile of new titles, with my order form slipped between the pages…I was always so happy! If I recall correctly the book orders stopped being passed out our freshman year. I missed them but I never was at a loss for reading material. I was sharing most of my mom’s books by then and I also had plenty of other
people boys things to keep me occupied as well.
When my own kids started bringing home book orders from school it was fun all over again! They loved it and so did I. Unfortunately they lost interest in them sooner than I did. By middle school they were playing sports and they were starting to have other interests as well. It probably wasn’t cool anymore either. I even asked the boys to bring them home to me so I could pick out some books but they didn’t care for that idea. I might actually make them read something. Oh the horror! Oh well, we had a few more good years together anyway, my book orders and I.
So, I was just wondering what were some of your favorite childhood memories that involved reading? Did you get book orders too? I can’t remember what my first experiences were with books but they must have been good. How about you?