I had a real hard time picking a topic for this round of Timeless Thoughts. I floundered around various topics like sleepovers and 90s cartoons, but none of them inspired me to actually write about them. But then along comes Chantelle :D She and I started chatting on KakaoTalk about books she’s using at work, and that got us talking about what books we read as kids. I typed that I read books from the Scholastic book orders, and right after I sent that message to her, my brain went ZING! And thus, I’d found my topic for this month’s Timeless Thoughts!
As a child, I was a voracious reader, and I still am! I credit my love for reading to my third grade teacher who influenced me to love reading, to my parents for always encouraging me to read, and to the amazing Scholastic book orders that introduced me to so many books. I remember always being so excited when I had one of these book orders in my hands. I would happily browse through them and pick out the books that interested me. Then I’d tell my dad what I wanted, and he’d buy my selections. Now that I think of it, I don’t think my dad particularly liked them because he had to pay for them, haha!
Now that I am older, I find myself missing those book orders. Somehow, browsing for books on Amazon just doesn’t feel the same for me compared to these book orders. Something about those book orders just enticed the kid in me, and I find myself missing them. I cannot remember how often these book orders came out, nor can I remember when I stopped seeing them, but I do remember the excitement they always gave me. Back then this was just a way for me to geek out and buy more books, and I really do miss that feeling. I hadn’t thought of these in years, but now that I have, I find myself really missing them.
Have you encountered these when you were younger? Did you like them? Did you order from them? If yes, what were some of the books you remember ordering?