Books: I love them. I have a bad habit of getting lost in bookstores, whether they be filled with new or used books. My fingers run across glossy covers—I cannot help myself. I pick up random books to read the back covers on dust jackets. Seeing a favourite author’s name makes me smile. Finding a new favourite author excites me even more. Sigh, there is nothing better than a new book to fall in love with. Dare I share my book affair?
Care to Help with a Book Sale?
So when I was asked to help volunteer at my children’s Scholastic Book Sale, what do you think my answer was? Yes, of course! You want me to help children pick out books? Awesome! I get to straighten crisp novels and arrange flashy picture books? Bring it! You are going to give me a $5 discount on purchases? That equals another book on my bedside table or one for the kids. Woohoo! Bring on literacy.
Plus, the school librarian is just a delight. I can’t resist helping, knowing she’ll pick me to join her on bookish field trips in the future too. There is method to my madness…
My problem is how to limit my purchases. There are only so many books one family can read together, right? NAH! Christmas is coming. Guess what everyone is getting under the tree this year? Maybe a few new books to read? You betcha!
Bring on family story time. There is always room for a new favourite book or author. Plus, every new book purchased supports an author trying to make a living with words. I can get behind that too, can’t you? Maybe you should buy a few more books this holiday season too! We all deserve an affair like this—a book affair perfectly fashioned for you!
What’s your favourite mode to read with – new books, used books, audio books, or e-books?