Today's (Feb. 10) New York Times had an interesting article about the Scholastic book clubs and their book to merchandise ratio.
Since there may be people reading this blog who might be interested, here's the link.
I'm not taking sides on this one. I don't particularly hold to the books as sacred artifacts concept, but on the other hand, kids are inundated with enough junk, and probably don't need their schools to serve as conduits for more.
But mostly I'm writing all this to keep from getting to work!