Apparently something about “Family Day” screams “pointless tabulation of meaningless information”. In my estimation (I suppose I’m going to have to graph this some day) I spent something like six hours (this number seems unreal to me: if I broke it down into hard data maybe it’d be lower?) on the two following graphs and one to come in a later post.
If I had more time I would have done a separate graph outlining how many of the Watterson books (Calvin & Hobbes) were purchased prior to turning 18 (all of them) and how many of those were purchased through Scholastic book orders (a good proportion). Still, that doesn’t really diminish their importance, even though I rarely read them. They hold up. And it’s not as if there are any Brian Jacques, Michael A. Stackpole, or Tom Clancy on the above list. Much of the fiction I read as a kid has (justifiably) crumbled and scattered with the passing of time.