I started with my student book library boxing up books that I will probably never use again, but I'm saving them till we see where my wife's career will take her once our daughter goes to school full time.
As I started grabbing dusty books off the shelves and putting them in boxes, I couldn't help to be nostalgic. There is the Shel Silverstein book a student bought for me when she wore out my original copy. Oh, and a book I read as a boy. There is that book I read to my first class ever. And, I think I'll bring this one home for my daughter... and ... well, you get the idea.
Long before I was the local technonerd, I was a language arts teacher and a lover of books. I spent many hours and many dollars building a massive classroom library for kids to read in their free time. I love books!
I rarely read a physical book anymore. Even my Bible is on my iPad now... but today made me nostalgic for the real deal again.
Something about a bunch of pixels forming text that doesn't conjure up great memories like my stroll down the lane this afternoon.