Seven Citadels (was Re: Book recommendations)
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Mon Sep 3 16:53:23 EDT 2001
On Mon, 3 Sep 2001 14:50:43 -0600, Jacob Proffitt wrote:
>---Original Message From: Melissa Proffitt
>> I read them when I was young enough to really be
>> blown away by the conclusion. I made Jacob read them as an
>> adult and he was equally impressed. They may be hard to find
>> now, but worth the search.
>Yeah. I read the books in my 20s and was blown away. Excellent books.
And don't you agree it was a Really Good Idea to buy them when I did?
(I actually remember that he encouraged me. "It's really good?" he said.
"Sure, go ahead.")
I have come to appreciate the importance of knowing what's rare and what's a
good deal. A few years ago I bought the last book on my Childhood Nostalgia
list, _Drujienna's Harp_ by Ellen Kindt McKenzie. I *adored* this book. I
got it off ABE for about $20. Two days ago (the same night I was mindlessly
going over my Amazon rec list) I did some maintenance on my ABE wish list
and, on a whim, thought I'd see what that book was going for. (I was
thinking about rare books and that was the first that came to mind.)
The cheapest was $150. The most expensive was over a thousand dollars. By
the descriptions, my copy is in far better shape than any of those offered.
I seriously doubt anyone will buy the book at those prices. But it sure
made me feel glad that I'd bought it when I did.
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