Thursday, 16 April 2009

Booking Through Thursday

Yesterday, April 15th, was Tax Day here in the U.S., which means lots of lucky people will get refunds of over-paid taxes.
Whether you’re one of them or not, what would you spend an unexpected windfall on? Say … $50? How about $500?
(And, this is a reading meme, so by rights the answer should be book-related, but hey, feel free to go wild and splurge on anything you like.)

$50 Dollars, If my maths is correct(which its very likely not!), I reckon that's about £30. So what would I spend it on?

Well, I'd probably buy books. In fact there's no probably about it, I'd definitely buy books! I've just read Wicked by Gregory Maguire from the library. I really enjoyed this and would like to read the next two but the library doesn't have them, so I'd buy these. And I'd probably have to buy Wicked too because I can't just have part of a series. That's just not right!

So if I went to the bookshop with £30 now, that's what I would intend to buy. Whether that's what I would buy when I got there is another matter all together. I could quite easily get sidetracked and buy something else entirely!

And $500 (£300), can I get away with saying I'd buy more books! Well I could quite easily spend that much on books, but I'd probably spend that on a laptop Dylan. He's off to our grammar school in September, and I've promised him he can have his own by the time he goes because he did so well to get in. So I'll have to find this money anyway, but it would just be nice if it was a unexpectd windfall!


gautami tripathy said...

I always say what enough books. We will always be needing, wanting, buying boks!

Go for it!

let the windfall fall on my head

Anonymous said...

I really disliked the book Wicked, but love the musical.

Very sweet that you'd use a larger one on the laptop for Dylan. I'd probably spend mine on my family, too :-)

Dot said...

£300 to spend on books, that would be lovely wouldn't it! Hope you're having a good week!

Jess said...

A laptop is a great idea.

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I still haven't read Wicked, but I love the musical!

Frances said...

Love Gregory Maguire so I understand that wish well. And I love how honest you are in stating that it would not be difficult to spend the whole big windfall on books.

Blodeuedd said...

Books, of course :)
And a laptop is sure nice too

Molly said...

I agree --- with an extra $50 (and when I was in London a year ago that was unfortunately worth only 25 pounds - but I am not sure of the exchange rate today) I would run to the nearest bookstore and have a party :)

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!! PLEASE do not accept my review of Inkspell --- read it for yourself. I know of many who thought Inkspell was the best of the trilogy. I am just not much for reading action adventure over and over and over.....

I look forward to following your postings in the future!!