My journey to find the perfect book
By Craig Allan, Staff Writer
As your modern day millennial burdened with work and endless array of entertainment choices like TV and streaming, I don’t have a lot of time to just sit and enjoy books. Books are important, so I should try and get down to enjoying them. Since I can write a review for the paper and get some money out of it, it’s an easier way to make some money than trying to come up with something new. If you’re my editor, you didn’t hear that.
First, I thought about submitting something from my childhood, but I realized that I already did Baby’s First Alphabet Book for one of my English classes last semester, so I should try to do something new. I went down to the store to see what books they had and one caught my eye. The book had no title on a red cover. What mysteries must this book hold?! It even had a blank space on the front of the book. Maybe it’s one of those “choose your own adventure” books. I bought it and took it home. I set up my lamp and my posterior for hours of reading delight. This book had a lot of blank lined pages in it. I was wondering when I was going to get to the story. About halfway into the book I realized that I had bought a blank journal. They say don’t judge a book by its cover, well I should have taken that to heart. I also probably shouldn’t have looked for a book at the dollar store.
Undaunted, I decided to look elsewhere for my reading adventure and gave Value Village a try. I needed to get a calendar from 2008 to use next year because I’m not paying those jackbooted calendar thugs, so I figure why not combine the two missions. I strolled through the book area until I found one that I thought would be great: Pride and Prejudice. I mean its got pride and prejudice in it. That’s like two books in one! I bought it and brought it home along with my “Hang in There Kitty” calendar from 2008. Those little kitties have probably let themselves go by now—they’re most likely real chonky.
Back home, I decided to try and read the book at my dining room table. I sat down with Pride and Prejudice or P&P as I’m sure the cool kids say. It had a woman on the cover. I’m not sure if this woman is Pride or Prejudice, but I guess I can never know. The book has 345 pages, and when I flipped through them, they all did that tisk tisk tisk flippy thing that pages do. The book had a really nice spine. Not weathered at all. The book was weighty, but not too weighty. As I opened the book and settled down, I put my elbow on the table only to have the table move under me. I forgot my dining room table has a really wobbly leg. That gave me an idea. I put the book underneath one of the legs and it evened out the table perfectly.
In conclusion, I review the Pride and Prejudice book as a strong and sturdy book that will stay with me for a while… because I’m not getting a new table anytime soon.