Since school is out for the summer (in most places, at least), here’s a school-themed question for the week:
1.Do you have any old school books? Did you keep yours from college? Old textbooks from garage sales? Old workbooks from classes gone by?
2.How about your old notes, exams, papers? Do you save them? Or have they long since gone to the great Locker-in-the-sky?
Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!
I have a few college books: accounting and communication textbooks from the accounting course I took, not that it did me any good. I also kept The Canterbury Tales and Hamlet from my Introduction to English Literature. I wish I had kept my Norton Anthology though.
But I'm not the keeper of old textbooks. My husband, the non-reader, has shelves and shelves of heavy, old engineering textbooks. I packed each and everyone when we moved, grumbling, "Do you really need all of these?" He tells me he does because you never know when you're going to need one. He's been an engineer for 15 years. I've never seen him open one yet. He cannot complain about the hundred or so books I have. At least, I read mine.
As for #2, I did have a few reports that meant a lot to me. Ones that I thought were brillant (lol) or ones I worked really hard on, but then a pipe burst in the basement. And guess where they were? In a box, on the floor, in the basement. Gone. Let that be a lesson to you!