This is probably the worst photo I've posted on Pbase and the only reason
I've done so is for the sake of completeness. I was feeling pretty terrible
when I got home from work yesterday, which was borne out when I had
the slightly warped satisfaction of discovering that I had a temperature of
100 degrees F. Before taking to my bed with a hot water bottle and a book,
I took this pic.
I had been planning it since stumbling across the 'I had my
schoolbooks covered in wallpaper group' on Facebook, although I was
planning something a bit more creative. The group struck a cord with me
as my books were covered in wallpaper when I went to primary school.
The one bearing wall paper from our sitting room circa late 1960s was
my first English reader, while I had progressed to brown paper by the
time I was studying Macbeth for my Leaving Certificate in 1979.
Clear plastic contact seems to be the covering of preference for schoolbooks
nowadays, while stationary has to embossed with football club logos, cartoon
characters and even Playboy bunnies.