It all started in elementary school with book orders. Remember those? We didn't just have Scholastic book orders when I was in school; we had Arrow and Troll, too. Three thin booklets for me to take home and pore over, circling every book I wanted, then negotiating with my parents over how many I could actually buy.
And when they finally came? Nothing beat the excitement of book-order day! My teacher would stack small piles of books all over her desk and then call us up one by one to collect them. I remember hugging my new books all the way home, eager and impatient to start reading them.
I still have some of those book-order books. And today, I have new books to add to them. Any day that includes a new book (or two) for your bookshelves is a good day.