Saturday, June 16, 2012

Book Envy

The Easton Press's 100 Greatest Books Collection

     There's nothing that moves me so much as the sight of a beautiful book. They can literally bring tears to my eyes. All I actually want in my life is to own a set of classics that are bound beautifully, like the ones pictured above (genuine leather, 22k gold accents, gilded pages). However, books like this are incredibly expensive. I believe that the whole sum for these sits at about $4500.00. Give or take a couple hundred (is it worth it? I think so). But, just imagine what it would feel like having a bookshelf that looked like this:
I fully intend to find out one day. Until then I shall probably come back to look at this picture quite often. You can find a list of all the books here. They make incredibly beautiful books. Look:

Product Pic
A beautiful illustrated Bible
Hans Christian Anderson
Classical Mythology
Peter Pan, The Princess and the Goblin, The Enchanted Castle, & Water Babies.
Scarlet Pimpernel - love
Oxford Dictionary of World Religions
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Easton Press The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)
Alice in Wonderland
The Count of Monte Cristo 
The Faerie Queen 
Paradise Lost

The envy is consuming me............... When I grow up and have money, this is the first thing I'm investing in :< 
     On a slightly more affordable note, I've traveled for the first time to Half Price Books. That too is a glorious place with books much more in my price range. There are some pretty lovely books there as well, but I couldn't afford them today, even at half their original price. I actually may prefer it to Barnes and Nobel. It's like a treasure hunt. You shouldn't go in with something in mind, because you may not find it, but if you go in just to look you may walk out with a hidden treasure (actually, it's a lot like Goodwill, but for books). I enjoyed it, and the super cheap collection of Norse Mythology (hardbound) that I picked up. Anyways, it's been a grey rainy day and there really is no better time to talk of books than that, so there you have it. Let the book envy continue.

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