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Monday, August 1, 2016

TTT: If money were no problem, what books would I buy?

Top Ten Tuesday: Just a little dreaming today. 
What would I buys if I had unlimited funds to buy books?

1. The hardcover set of Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery.
Available for a mere $1000. No problem.


2. The latest hardcover edition of the Harry Potter Series, 2014 ed.
Available for $123.
3. Three book hardcover collectible set of Lord of the Rings.
Available in the secondary market, $99.
4. A 30 book collection of many of the most famous classics of all time, published by Penguin Pub. $552.95


5.  A Wrinkle in Time in Quartet, Hardcover Set
Just a few dollars (ha), $499.99
6. His Dark Materials Set by Philip Pullman
This set seems like a bargain at $44.37


7. Signed copy of the 1977 edition of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
$695. The sky is the limit, right?

8. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 5 books boxed set
Paperback (I couldn't find the complete set in hardcover) $33.96

9. Saint John's Illuminated Bible: The Psalms
I want this and I can afford it at $48.81

Grand Total (you did say it was fully loaded, right?)= $3087.08


I already have a hardcover set of Jane Austen books and of The Chronicles of Narnia. so I don't need them, in case you were wondering about their absence. 

Well, this was fun, but I usually spend very little money on books because I like to borrow books from the library! So I went for it.

23 comments:

  1. These look so beautiful! :)

    Check out my TTT.

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  2. They are gorgeous! I didn't even think of this approach. I'd probably go for The Children's Hour set of 16 books that we had when I was growing up ($150 on Amazon) and try to track down a signed Kate Seredy.

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    1. Now you are thinking like me. Why not aim for the sky?

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  3. I'd buy the rest of the Iris Murdoch first editions I don't have (but slowly!) and then I'd go part-time with my work so I could spend more time READING!

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  4. I love that Harry Potter edition, it's gorgeous but I still have all my original hardbacks and they're not in too bad a condition considering how often they've been read.

    And that edition of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, wow!

    Great choices I can't believe that that Anne of Green Gables set is $1000 though! That's insane!

    Happy Reading
    Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune

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  5. Wow, these are beautiful! I really like that Lord of the Rings boxed set. Books can get so expensive, especially if they're special editions...

    Thanks for stopping by Wandering Through Books!

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  6. I would love a hardcover set of the Anne books. I also have the Penguin classics, but I picked the four I most want that I don't have. (My husband bought me the Jane Austen set for Christmas.)

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  7. Anne of Green Gables is also first on my list! But I didn't dare dream of the hardcovers. That Penguin collection is gorgeous but I think you'd need a new set of shelves for them. :)

    My TTT: http://haphazardbookshelves.blogspot.com/2016/08/ten-books-i-would-buy-right-now-top-ten.html

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  8. Why did I not think about buying beautifully-bound classics with our fully loaded gift card prompt? I'm an idiot! =)

    My TTT

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  9. A signed copy of To Kill a Mockingbird? Yes, yes, yes! I have the same HP set in paperback and they are gorgeous, but the hardbacks set...if money wasn't an issue, I'd like those as well.

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  10. Wouldn't it be neat to open a treasure chest and find all these books inside? Such treasure! I can see why you would want all of these, Anne!

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  11. omg I like your style. I would definitely use some of the gift card for boxed sets and expensive editions! (I only have one HP set, and it's not the one above, but I *need* it). I looove those Penguin classics and would love to get a few of them. And ah, I've never seen those editions of the LOTR series and now I want them! Man, where's that fully-loaded gift card, huh? :D Thanks for stopping by my top ten!

    Holly @ The Fox's Hideaway

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  12. Whew! And I thought I was spending the big bucks! Ain't got nothing on you, Anne!

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  13. Those Harry Potter editions are so beautiful! I definitely would want those too.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  14. LOVE it!! You know I almost put a Harry Potter box set on my list but I couldn't find just the one I wanted...The one you listed is pretty darn nice though. I could also get behind the lovely hard cover Anne of Green Gables set!

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  15. What a fun list! I would buy all the beautiful Penguin Classics if I had unlimited book money. Penguin sure does know how to make a beautiful book!
    Thanks for stopping by The Local Muse

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  16. A beautiful list! I can never think of special editions of things that I want, mostly because I don't know that I would actually read the special editions if I had them - I'd be too scared of ruining them!

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  17. A wonderful list Anne! I'm also glad you embraced the fully loaded gift card concept :P.

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  18. This is a fun (priced) list. My husband has given me a couple of first editions of Out of Africa in hardback and Amelia Earhart's book The Fun of It in hardback. I didn't ask how much they were but I treasure them!

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  19. I absolutely love your list! Would love to have those gorgeous classics and the Anne of Green Gables series too. Also, how gorgeous is that Lord of the Rings edition??

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  20. I love the Penguin collection! I would love that one.
    A signed copy of To Kill a Mockingbird would be lovely as well.;)

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  21. WoW! That's an ambitious list!...and some of those sets look lovely.

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  22. I would love the Anne set and the His Dark Materials. They are books that I would re-read.

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