Time Travel Thursday: Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle

No, I didn’t come up with a new feature, this is actually for Bookmark Monday. I am posting this on a Thursday because I can bend time and make it Monday!

Okay, fine. I’m really just a procrastinator. (But also, I was kinda busy.) πŸ˜›
 

(Belated) Bookmark Monday!

Ever since I got into “The 39 Clues” thanks to friends at Scholastic Philippines, I’ve managed to collect a lot of game cards.

For those who don’t know about the series, it’s multi-mediaβ€”you read the books, collect cards, use the cards to get clues and play online missions parallel to the story lines of the books, and there’s supposed to be a movie in the works.

Since I didn’t know what to do with my cards anymore, I’ve started to use some of them as bookmarks. They’re sturdy, they look cool, and when people see them, they become conversation starters about the series and about books in general.

Maria Marapao is from the Philippines!

Maria Marapao is from the Philippines! Job: Eskrimador, Bad Poet. LOL

I still keep the cards that come with the books in their respective in-book compartments, but I’ve already discarded the packaging for the cards that I got from separate card packs. So, I’ve re-purposed an old “Ewoks” VHS case (I have no idea where the actual tape is now. I should send out R2-D2 to find it!) and put all my cards in there.

You can register on the The 39 Clues website as a player using the serial numbers in the cards from your books. Once you do, you become a Secret Agent, and you get “sorted” into one of the 4 branches of the Cahill Family. Every player gets an Agent Name and an Agent Card with a serial number, just like the in-story Agents and characters. Here’s mine:

I'm an agent from the Ekaterina branch. Nerds for the win!

I’m an agent from the Ekaterina branch. Nerds for the win!

Naturally, I had to have Maria on my card because of the Philippines connection. I added the stamps as I went along and finished particular books set in those places, kinda like a reading passport. Although I have finished the first and second series, I haven’t had time to update my Agent card, though. 😦

If you’re an Agent too, add my card! And what do you do with your The 39 Clues cards? πŸ™‚

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4 thoughts on “Time Travel Thursday: Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle

  1. Cahill Philippines (@CahillPH) says:

    Wow! Nice idea! We normally use the cards for the game, but we haven’t thought of this! We haven’t thought of recycling the cards, but I can suggest to use them as a wall decal. If they want to keep their collection, they could just scan and print the cards and use them as a wall decal πŸ™‚

    • Meann β˜… says:

      Ooh, wall decal! That’s a cool idea, too! I use my duplicates for now so that the other cards won’t get worn out. Maybe people can use duplicates for the decal idea. πŸ˜‰

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