The dreaded emails have started!!! Professors are adding new courses on Blackboard. This can only mean one thing. It’s time to start hunting for the best prices (and reasonable shipping times and costs) for textbooks. All together, let’s take a minute to collectively groan….
Okay, feeling better? Yea, me neither.
But there is an upside (maybe this is a stretch?) to costly and heavy textbooks… we need something to carry them in! Shelling out $600 for textbooks that will
sit on our shelves unopened break our backs to and from the library means we deserve to treat ourselves to a good bag!
I used to be all about the tote. I got my first school tote freshman year of high school and thought I was oh-so-cute with my “signature print.” The totes over the years changed, but one thing didn’t…. my back pain. Carrying absurdly heavy books and binders on one shoulder took a toll on my back. After someone spilled a coffee (and ruined) my tote sophomore year at Georgetown, I completely switched to backpacks.
Let me be the first to say: they don’t look as cute as a tote, but I can stand up straight at the end of the day. I’ll take it! Don’t fret, backpacks can be cute though! (If you’re still adamant about carrying a tote… don’t worry… I have you covered too.) Here are my backpack picks:
I have the Monogram Chick backpack. It’s FABU! Check out the cute monogramming options!
I’ve had the “preppy” style before and loved it. But I switched to the “circle with border” for my newest backpack!
And for those of you who have higher pain thresholds than myself… Here are my tote picks:
2) Hervé Champelier
Backpacks or Totes???