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Hello, Teenreaders!

A couple of weekends ago, I celebrated the advent of spring by going to a semi-amazing rummage sale at a thrift store in Brooklyn. The premise was simple: pay $20 at the door and then cram a bag with whatever articles of clothing you want (which weren’t neatly hanging on racks, mind you --- they were all thrown into a giant heap on the floor). While the atmosphere was a little scary --- hordes of people clawing through heaps of dresses and wrinkled scarves of questionable quality --- the thrill was unparalleled. There’s something so much more exciting about getting something used than something new --- your outfit is layered with a sense of history and meaning. It doesn’t just feel purchased, it feels earned.

Anyway, maybe it was the sale, but this vintage sensibility has recently seeped into my literary ponderings, too. 

Hi Teenreaders,

I hope you're doing well and enjoying the start of spring! I know, I know...the season doesn't technically change over until March 20th, but between daylight savings and the sudden onslaught of sunnier, warmer days (at least in New York City), the dreary grays of winter couldn't be further from my mind. (And yes, I'm knocking on my wooden desk right now...please don't blame me if there's a winter storm, tomorrow).

While not daydreaming about every possible thing I could do outside (Picnics! Free outdoor movies! Walking in the park! Walking the perimeter of Manhattan!), my mind has been pretty focused on one of our biggest initiatives: The Ultimate Reading List!