So I stumbled on Tania's blog after seeing a comment on Samantha's blog about P&P... and wouldn't you know the first thing I see over at Tania's are her fave cheap decorating tools, which included a (partial) cute P&P quote:
It's up top. Isn't it pretty? I want it.
So I left a comment like 'that is a super pretty copy of P&P and I want it' and then went on my merry googling & ebaying way to find that exact copy. Thank goodness for the 'penguin classics' on the bottom that helped me in my search.
But eBay has approx 2 bazillion copies of P&P and without more info, I was up a certain creek without a paddle. I finally found it after googling, and saw that it was an Anthropologie exclusive designed by a Mr Boddington.
|isn't it the prettiest thing you ever saw?|
And of course it was sold out. And it was available over a year ago.
But never fear, armed with more information I was sure I would find it on eBay. No luck.
Amazon? No luck.
Um, are there any other places I can check? I even tried thriftbooks.
I wanted to cry / ask Tania to sell me hers.
I thought, one last attempt. I would call the only store in the ville. No chance they would have it.
I tried to be non-dorky and gave the lady the item number, rather than tell her exactly what I was looking for. But she couldn't find it, so she asked "what is it?' and I said "a book". She said "hmm, what book?' and I quietly said "pride and prejudice" and SHE SAID "oh, I know we have that here, on the shelf" and sent someone off to look for it.
But don't get excited yet. I knew there would be a possibility it wasn't the exact copy I was looking for. She got it, and said "yep, here it is." I asked her "what does it look like?" she said "it has these little tree things... like arrows" and I was like "OH MY GOD IS IT REALLY COLOURFUL" and she said "yes...." and I said "OH MY GOD CAN YOU HOLD IT FOR ME" and then I proceeded to cry jump dance around the office and then had to explain why I wasn't doing any work on a Friday.
Don't mind me, just looking for the 7th copy of my favourite book.
Zero shame. Zeeeerrooo.
There are also other ones in the collection... aren't they pretty? Don't worry, I won't buy anymore, though isn't the Sense & Sensibility one really pretty? And the Wuthering Heights one, too.
But I will say that if I were to see this copy - hypothetically - and it was only $11 that I would probably most definitely buy it and it is probably on the way to me as I write this but to be fair and lessen the crazy I did order it before I saw the Anthro one - and this is all hypothetical of course.
|barnes and noble|
Now, I am doing no shopping in September, but that doesn't include books because I said it doesn't. Maybe October I will graduate to no books but not yet ok... And why should I? I declare after all, there is no enjoyment like reading! Even if it is the same book over and over again!
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