Forget Christmas. Forget my birthday. Forget Easter and Halloween. None of these holidays compared when I was a kid to that magical time of the year when teachers handed us catalogs, filled with books, posters, bookmarks. A time when passing the library on the way to lunch meant peeking in the windows to see what treasures sat inside on displays and portable shelves. A time when we sat anxiously all week, waiting for it to be OUR day to go shopping, to buy the items we’d been waiting for all week!
Yes, I’m talking about that magical time of the year every kid dreams about.
The Scholastic Book Fair!!!!
Okay, so maybe no kid dreamed about this and really when it came to our school we probably just thought “Oh, a book fair? Cool.” Like normal kids. But the anticipation was there. The excitement of taking our 4 page “catalog” home to our parents, circling the books we wanted to buy then scribbling them out and circling another. Knowing you had $10 to spend on 3 books and coming home with one book, a poster, three pencils, a book mark with a kitten on it, and then some random comic-book looking thing that was only $.50 and you had JUST ENOUGH to get it!
Seriously, the Scholastic Book Fairs were my favorite in elementary school and so I want to share my love of them with you! For today’s Retro Read we’re gonna have a Book Fair! But this book fair is a little different than those of our youth… I’m GIVING AWAY books!
I love, love, love sharing books I read as a young adult with you every Thursday, but now I want to share those books FOR REALS! So, in traditional old-school book fair style, get your pens ready to circle!*
*please don’t circle because you’ll just be drawing on your computer
The Grown-Up YA Book Fair
Click on each book to read its Retro Read Thursday post.
To enter the giveaway is simple. Just leave a comment! That’s all you have to do! In your comment tell me your favorite Retro Read and which of my Retro Reads YOU’D like to read!
Also, this giveaway is open to North America (US, Canada, Mexico).