Thursday, June 21, 2007

Booking Pack Rats?

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. ~ Albert Einstein

If it's Thursday ( it my imagination, or are the days just flying by?), it must be time to Book It.

School days, Golden Rule days…

Since school is out for the summer (in most places, at least), here’s a school-themed question for the week:

Do you have any old school books? Did you keep yours from college? Old textbooks from garage sales? Old workbooks from classes gone by?

Uh... no. Before I moved from California to Colorado, I had some of my college textbooks -- three psych books and my political science text. Oddly, I thought my text on "Abnormal Psychology" might come in handy. In retrospect, it probably would have, but I only had so much room on the uHaul. Mostly, though, I sold them back at the end of the semester.

How about your old notes, exams, papers? Do you save them? Or have they long since gone to the great Locker-in-the-sky?

Heck no! It's not like I had to write a thesis for my master's degree. Geez. When it was over, it was OVER, bay-bee. Do people really keep this stuff? Do you? I guess I'll find out today!

Don't forget-- you can WIN A BOOK!

We received a good response on the request for reviewers for our reviews site:LASR. Thanks! But, just to encourage even MORE outside reviews and reviewers, I offer you this chance: Review a recently read romance book or story. Email it to me (I plan on posting these on the site, so your email is your release for me to do so -- along with a reciprocal link to your blog or website). All reviewers will be put into a drawing to win a copy of "Crowned: An Ordinary Girl" by Natasha Oakley -- A book I read and reviewed on the site -or- you can choose one of my Wild Rose Press stories, if you don't already own them.

This contest runs through next Tuesday (6/26/07) at midnight (eastern time).

Thanks and good luck!


How did they know? That's me -- the most "un-trendy" person alive. Seriously.

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All American and classic - perfect for a girl who doesn't need to follow trends.


Rhinoa said...

I would have kept all my notes and they would have been useful for my current job. I use my degree in Biochemistry for work. Oh well, it's less rubbish for me to store in the house!

Marg said...

It is a relief to know that someone else out there hasn't kept everything!

Ceri said...

I still have notebooks filled with notes from school. But only because they still had empty pages for my stories. I never wasted an empty page of lined paper. They were too precious back then. And I still have most of the stories I wrote back then. They make me laugh.

Levis? They're not trendy? Hmm...

Dance Chica said...

We're definitely on the same level! I usually sell my books on places like ebay or (more money than the college bookstore) and then use the money I make to buy books for the next semester.

I do keep my notes since I'm still in college and you never know when something you write in one semester will come in handy in another, but once it's officially over, it's time to break the pencils and throw out the books! LOL.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! (BTT is obviously a great way to find new blogs and meet new people. I'm glad I joined in! :-D)

Alice Teh said...

Now that you have reminded me something about selling, I'd probably sell my recent textbooks used for independent modules taught in MBA courses. I don't really like to keep stuff too.

Happy BTT!

Heather said...

I just went through two bins of my old college notebooks that were taking up space in my mom's basement. I kept some of my favorite papers and tossed the rest. It was surreal to go back through the four years of my life when I learned the most ... and realize just how little I knew. :-)

Not that I'm a brain surgeon now, you understand, but at least now I know how little I know. Back then I thought I knew it all.

Diane Craver said...

I was a poor student so I usually sold my textbooks immediately after finals. However, I did keep a few on teaching methods in education which were never helpful, btw. I kept a few notes on Shakespeare.

Don't mention jeans. I need some but refuse to buy any until I lose weight. And it is not happening so far so I better get off my behind and get moving. LOL

Marty said...

I still have a few textbooks, and, more strange than that, I have all my notes from my HS AP American history class...we got all these handouts about the presidents, and I still use them when I teach!

Suzanne said...

I keep all my old English lit novels etc, and my history books. The history books are handy sometimes!

teabird said...

This time, I'm with you - I kept almost nothing!

Barbara H. said...

Yeah, I have referred back to old textbooks and notes and papers. :)

Julia said...

First thing, Marianne...see you're not the only one out there. You will see there are other people who have common things with you too *grin* *hugs!*

I didn't keep my texts book either. I gave it back to the teachers, when they requested it. And that was okay with me. Since I knew I don't room for it.

However, yes I did keep some of my notes and poems that I did for school assignments. Those stuff are mostly a good grade papers that I felt I had to keep it to remember it by. Other stuff, I threw away...b/c it wasn't good papers *grin* ...Thanks for stopping by my blog, Happy BTT!


Cee Cee said...

I'm in the minority this week too! I kept mostly all my textbooks. But why I'm holding on to my notebooks baffles even me!

Stephanie said...

At one time, I had all sorts of notes and papers. Bur I left them at my Mom and Dad's when I left home. They moved. Mom didn't want to drag all my stuff with her....and I didn't have room for it at the time. So it's all gone!

I do still have a lot of my old lit books.

Shauna said...

Nope. I kept nothing. Like you, when it was over it was over!

Dru said...

I sold the majority of my college textbooks. I have a couple of term papers from high school and college that I've kept.

sarala said...

You ask, does anybody keep this stuff? Yeah, packrats and biblioaddicts like me.
I'll check out your review site.

Melody said...

I'd like to keep some of them if I have some storage space. In addition, they serve as a good remembrance as time goes by and I'd love to show them to my children one day! LOL.

Happy BTT!

anno said...

Marianne, you are so right: the days ARE flying by. Unbelievably fast. Scary fast.

I've kept everything that matters: all my history, foreign language, and art books; somehow my Biology, Chemistry, and Calculus books ended up at the used textbook store. No incriminating notes or papers, though.

Levis rule!

Alice Teh said...

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groovyoldlady said...

I'm a Levi's gal too.

I have none of my old texts, but saved the hubby's college A&P and Pathophysiology books.

I DO randomly pick up English Lit books at yard sales. I am addicted!