I’ve long wanted to do a discussion type post, so welcome to my new feature! I’ll be discussing topics brought up by the books I’m reading, general bookish rants, and like today, things I buy because I’m such a huge book nerd.
I live in Virginia, which for whatever reason has a huge number of vanity plates. It is impossible not to see at least one vanity plate if you’re out driving around, even if you’re just going on a midnight run to 7-11 for some caffeine so that you can stay up late finishing your latest page-turner. A very popular type of vanity plate to get around here (at least in the city I live in) is to get your and your partner’s initials on a plate (the Hubs has our initials on his license plate).
I suspect the reason that there’s so many vanity plates in this state is just because it’s easy to order, and fairly cheap (about $25 extra a year). When we lived in Oklahoma, the process was a pain in the butt, and you had to mail in the form with your top 6 choices and then just wait to see which one you got… sometime, eventually, in the future. Here in VA, you do everything online and know instantly if a plate is already taken. I’ve been wanting to get a bookish vanity plate for awhile, so I finally ordered one last week.
I couldn’t get my first few choices (although I’m glad to know that there’s other people in the state that really love books and reading enough to drive around advertising it). This is what I ended up with:
There are not a lot of labels that I freely embrace in regards to myself, but book worm is one I’m happy to claim!
What are your thoughts on vanity plates? Love them, hate them, somewhere in between? I personally don’t like ones I can’t easily figure out, but I enjoy the challenge. If you could have the vanity plate of your choice (assuming no one else has it in your state) what would it be?