Wednesday, September 15, 2010

In which I contemplate home schooling....

I often dream up a blog where I say all the nasty things I think about things...where I go off making rude comments to people that I dream up after they've been rude to me etc. But then I think that no cannonizable saint would have any such blog and I abandon the idea of some commando blog. That being said I still feel there are times when I need to vent. This is one such time. I can't do it on Facebook because I know I will offend some people so here goes.

I HATE THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I get pressured into buying books to earn money for my school...I can find a *few* decent books but most of them are CRAP. Let me give you a few of the "excellent" selections hightlighted in the flier sent home to entice me to spend my money:

"Girls Acting Catty"- oh yeah we really need this one at school. I think girls don't really need a book explaining it.

"Taylor Swift: Her Song" and "Justin Bieber: His World"- Look I have got bad news for anyone who thinks that their kid is going to love reading if they get hooked reading about Justin Bieber. It isn't going to happen. If you give kids junk to read they are going to think reading is a waste of their time. Please stop the madness. Most of the other books are tie-ins for tv shows and I would say half have the word "booger" in the title. Ok, not really, but you get the idea.

I really wish I could have some sort of other fundraiser and raise money for our school library some other way. I really feel like just refusing to participate this year and not buying anything. I will just donate some books to the library I think are good. I know I am a bit of a book snob but parents need to be aware and promoting what their kids read in the same way they are concerned about what they watch on tv or browse on the web. There's SO MUCH uplifiting, interesting things children's literature out there I don't think we really need any more on Justin Bieber. Just saying.

And if you are interested in this topic here's another blog to peruse:

Thank you for letting me get this off my chest.


Jenny said...

Thanks for posting! Those books ARE crap. I will add that link to my blog roll--very cool.

:o) mg said...

I dread it each year. For real!

Enthusiasm said...

My roommate says you're "spot on" and I agree.