Loves: books, cooking, family and being outside.
As a book lover, I read almost every genre and I enjoy venturing into unfamiliar territory. Being a library volunteer, I am constantly bringing home stacks of novels to add to my overflowing library at home. I read a lot of YA novels and children's novels as I am currently a substitute teacher who is always talking books with the students.
Trying to update the look of my page and I feel like I am getting no where. So if it looks weird, it's because I have NO idea what I am doing but I am trying. I wanted one picture but it looks like I have multiple picture now. Hum? I am working on getting rid of the white font color so its readable but this could take me a while....bear with me. I found the page so my picture is not scrolling, I think I have that covered.
I should have waited a week to start this project. My husband, my computer-helper is out of town this week.
I used to buy used children's magazines and carry them in my subbing bag for when kids needed something to read. The library I bought them from no longer sells them so I talked to the library where I volunteer at. I asked them what they do with their outdated kids magazines since I don't see them at the sales. I am the one who cleans/organizes this section of the main library twice a month, so I know what titles we carry. They told me that sometimes, someone will ask them for a few of them but otherwise, they recycle them. I hit pay dirt!! I was excited now. I asked if they could save them for me. They asked how many I wanted and I told him, I wanted them all. No, I am not hoarding them too ( I can read some of your minds) :)
Yes, I am keeping some of them for my subbing bag but I do the summer reading outreach program (kindergarten - 6th) and I thought those kids would love to get some free magazines. Then, if I get enough for our site and I have extra, I will pass them onto the other 4 summer sites. If I get too many magazines, I can give them to elementary school counselors and teachers to give to kids to take home to read as some kids don't have books at home (great for summer reading). I am really excited about this!
I just got my first haul. I had to cross off the library information or peel it off but I got a great variety and a awesome amount. It's a win-win for readers!
I thought I would be dead by the time I finished my TBR pile but no, if I don't add any more books to my pile, it will only take me about 11 years to get through my mammoth pile. But, I don't live in a perfect world so it will never be gone as I am constantly adding to it.
Here's the link to see how long it will take you to get through your current TBR pile: