When I was in Grade 3, my teacher announced a contest which combined the two greatest loves of my life: pizza and reading (it would be several years before wine bumped both down the list to claim top spot). For every 10 books I read, I would be rewarded with a coupon for a personal-pan pizza from Pizza Hut. Life was good.
I rose to the challenge immediately, stopping by the library on the way home for my first haul of books. After tearing through The Baby-Sitter’s Club and Sweet Valley High, I moved onto the classics: Jane Eyre, Oliver Twist, To Kill a Mockingbird. My love of reading ignited by my pizza mania, I was devouring multiple books a day.
Much pizza was consumed that year. I may have been the sole reason that Pizza Hut did not renew their partnership with my elementary school the following year.
A few things have changed since then: I now prefer Domino’s pizza (extra cheese, onions and mushrooms, please!), my heart no longer pitter patters at the sight of a well-executed mushroom cut and instead of frequenting the library, I now spend copious amounts of money like a chump at Chapters.
So finally, after living for three years in Toronto, I finally got a library card – yippee! To commemorate this pivotal moment in my adulthood, I left this in the amazing book I will be returning later this week:
Total Kindness Cost: $5
Pssssst. I’ve updated the current books I’m reading. Check out my goodreads account and add me as a friend!