I recently painted my studio and put up some wall mounted book shelves, which means I have a new home for the Time Reading Program books that I got from my folks a few years back.
The TRP was a mail order service which my parents subscribed to in the sixties; it sent out two to four books a month. I had always been drawn to the collection because of their bright, whimsical cover illustrations. Each book is eight inches tall and bound in plasticized paper, which is getting brittle with age. There were ninety one books in the TRP and I currently have fifty five. Some titles are famous like “Animal Farm” and “Out of Africa,” but others are pretty obscure, which I also find appealing. If I see one I don’t have in a used book store, I’ll buy it.