I’ve got a bad habit that I need to come clean about… I’ve got a habit of buying Newbery Medal winning books whenever I get a chance. I like to think that Bubba will appreciate having so many award winning books when he gets older, but in the back of my head I know he probably won’t read most of them.
I keep buying them, though. I buy them at bookstores, garage sales, Goodwill stores, and book fairs. I just can’t pass up on an opportunity to buy a copy of a Newbery that I don’t have yet!
As of right now, I’ve got every Newbery Medal winner from 1967 to the present (and a smattering of others between 1922 and 1967).
Is this normal? Should my wife be taking me to a Twelve-Step program to break me of this addiction? Hopefully when Bubba gets older he won’t look down on his father for this habit!