The second grade teacher said she’d totes do Scholastic, just like the K teacher did last year.
I tend to drop somewhere around $200/month on Scholastic when we get the flyers. Otherwise I don’t generally buy books any more. (People buy books for me from Amazon. I’m kinda itching to buy some myself.)
DC1 has really gotten into a lot of the series I’ve bought from Scholastic. The Magic Treehouse books have been read 2-3 times, as have the A to Z mysteries. Ze’s really into mysteries now, so ze devoured Cam Jansen and Jigsaw Jones and Nate the Great, even though they don’t take very long to read (I think 20 min or so for the Cam Jansens). Ze really wants the Calendar Mysteries and the Patriotic Mysteries (or whatever they’re called) by the same author as the A to Z mysteries. And, you know, more books.
Ze still has plenty of books ze hasn’t read, it is true. Even books at hir reading level and (in theory) interest level, though no more mysteries right now.
What have we been doing instead? Saturday mornings while DH and DC2 snooze, we hit the library. They don’t have more than one copy of most anything and generally stuff is checked out, but DC1 has been finding things to read in hir series of interest, even if out of order.
So, the dilemma– should I ask the teacher when we’ll be getting Scholastic flyers? As soon as we get a flyer I will start spending large sums of money because I’m a total addict. I want to buy more books, and I wanna buy them cheap. (And there’s totes still room in DC1′s second bookcase.) But also… each month we delay that’s $200 or so I don’t spend. This year we can afford my habit. Next year, maybe not.