What could you buy with $54.99?

by On December 18, 2013 in Childrens Books, General, Holidays, Reading

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You’re on a holiday budget. What could you buy for $54.99?

  • A half pair of running shoes
  • 1 tank of gas plus snacks from the mini mart
  • 2 extra large pizzas plus tips for the delivery dude
  • 3 movie tickets plus refreshments (priced a tub of movie popcorn lately?)
  • 4 novelty t-shirts
  • 5 nothing-special bottles of wine
  • 10 large café mochas plus a bagel or two at your favorite java joint
  • 400 plus wonderful fiction and non-fiction books for kids and parents to enjoy all year long, whenever the mood to read strikes

Ooh, that last one sounds good, doesn’t it?

The gift of reading is priceless (and affordable)

The gift of reading is priceless (and affordable)

And that’s exactly?what you’d be offering the kids and families on your list with a Bookboard gift card. We’ve had Bookboard in our home for a year. Our daughter has read 281 books to date, worth the equivalent of $2464 in book?purchases. From a budgetary perspective, such a bargain! From a parent’s perspective, watching our kid stay motivated in the face of reading challenges? As they say in the ad biz, priceless.

So how did you spend your last $54.99?


Diana is a sociologist, freelance writer and mom, though rarely in that order. Her writing spans topics from parenting joys and challenges to prevention education. She writes a monthly parenting blog for Yahoo and has published feature articles on adoption, family rituals and the childcare industry for parenting publications. Diana earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. These days find her hanging with her husband and book-loving six year old in the San Francisco Bay Area, while happily blogging and serving as a reading advocate for Bookboard.

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