Friday, September 12, 2014

Crazy Book Stalker Lady Strikes again...

Ahem. Remember the last time I was crazy stalker lady?

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:

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And the prettiest copy of P&P I ever did see...

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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.

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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. 

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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!

Small request! If you are on goodreads, please add me here because I love stalking seeing what other people are reading!
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49 comments:

  1. I love your love for this book. I love it too, myself. Pride and Prejudice has to be my favourite book ever. It is the one book I read when I have something big I need to do the next day - it never keeps me up too late because it is already all inside me, so when my eyes get tired, I can put the book down and keep reading it in my head. :)

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  2. You are too adorable! That is a really pretty cover. Glad you were able to find one and at a local shop.

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  3. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  4. Oh all of those covers are so lovely!! If I owned them I would display them in all of their prettiness (and likely never read any of them) :)

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  5. Haha I love this book adventure, and so happy it turned into a success story!

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  6. That is a beautiful book and all of the other covers are beauitful!

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  7. Aww so glad you were able to find the exact book you were looking for! YAY! I'm not even going to lie... I collect these speciality cover books from Penguin Books so I know what you mean about being on a massive hunt! :) Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  8. that is AMAZING you were able to find it! and it is such a pretty color!!!!

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  9. Awww! Victory!! So glad you found The Book!! And I would go ahead and agree that book-buying isn't really shopping. Reading is educational, so getting a book comes from the Education Fund category more than the frivolous shopping category. :)

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  10. None of this sounds crazy to me ... Books are sacred. ;)

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  11. HAHAHA!! I've eyed her pretty copy too :) I only have 2 copies of P&P. I always check for copies when I go to used book stores, but they never seem to have any. Same with that blue one at B&N. I've seen the series, but they never have P&P in stock at my store.

    Totally jealous that you found a copy

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  12. Omg you are like me if your hooked on something you WILL find it! :)) this was totally fate and that is probably the cutest book ever! Have a great weekend girly!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  13. Pretty covers! I love when a book is appealing from the outside...
    Although I know it's way to cliche to judge it that way. ;)

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  14. Beautiful covers and I love when things work out like that! If you're going to show them off in your home might as well make them beautiful :)

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  15. That is so awesome that you got the copy! It is a very pretty book! I love it!!!!

    Next time I log into goodreads I will add you. I keep forgetting to use it!

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  16. I don't blame you! That cover is GORGEOUS.

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  17. The little things can make me so happy too! Glad you found your book (again)!

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  18. I would totally go to these lengths for something I coveted. I'm impressed with your perseverance and commitment to laying hands on that pretty copy.

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  19. It is so pretty!! I love the Alice in Wonderland cover too!
    I swear, if I find Pride & Prejudice out in places, I'm totally buying every cover I can find :)
    I feel you girl... I feel you :)

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  20. aww i love these book covers they are so pretty! im glad you got yours! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  21. Okay I think you've finally convinced me that I need to read this book/see the movie... I don't think I've ever done either!!! Hope we can still be friends! :) Happy Friday!

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    1. Oh my gosh, Katie! That is shameful. At least go see the movie right away!

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  22. It is so pretty!!! You know me girl once I set my crazy mind to it.....it will happen!

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  23. So pretty!! I think you've finally convinced me to read the book after your post the other day.

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  24. Haha okay, if you have 7 copies then I'm going to costco after work today to get the other pretty copy I saw lately. <3 You're shameless!!

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  25. so I miiiight have to get that Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with the prettiest book cover I ever did see. Any exceptionally beautiful copies of The Great Gatsby you see lying around, bookmark for me pretty please? Oh and also how have I never heard of Thriftbooks before this? I need this in my life, thank you!!

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  26. Haha yay - not giving up totally paid off. That is quite an adorable book cover, I must say. Glad you got it!

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  27. HA! I adore you! You sound like me- I go into COMPLETE stalker mode when I have to have something! So cute and I love it btw! Happy weekend! xoxo

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  28. what a pretty book cover!! i have fallen off the reading wagon but i just got a notice from the library that one of my books came in so i'm going to be catching up on reading this weekend ;)

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  29. So pretty!!! All of them are :) "no shopping" rules should never include books. Books are just a must!

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  30. It is really pretty:) It's funny how you find things that you're looking for at least expected places:)

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  31. ahahaha. I love that you are a P&P hoarder. This is how I know we're friends. lol

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  32. You crack me up! I've seen those around and I love the look of them, I never realized they were so hard to find though

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  33. Those books realy are beautiful and would be perfect on a bookshelf or coffee table. Lol the lengths you went to get this book. I'm so glad it paid off!!

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  34. Great job getting what you wanted!! xo

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  35. So I recognized that cover art immediately as one I saw and ADORED in Anthropologie last year. I was like "Ooo, ooo, I know where that's from, I know!" I remember weird things. Congrats on snatching a copy! I LOVE that collection, they are so gorgeous!

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  36. "I'm doing no shopping in September, but that doesn't include books because I said it doesn't" HAHAHA! Make your own rules, I like it!

    Also, have you ever read the Annotated Pride and Prejudice? It's about twice as long as the original, but is full of annotations with facts about the author, why it was written that way, and historical context for the book. It was super interesting if you're a history lover like myself!

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  37. Hahaha what a little mission you went on for that book, I love it! It is super cute, I kind of need one for myself now.

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  38. Wow those are all realllly cute! So glad you got a copy! Happy Friday doll!

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  39. Oh my goodness, that is such a cute book! I love the mission you went on to get it! :)

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  40. Oh gosh!!! First of all THANK YOU for sharing my blogs and all the sweet words! I'm SO glad you got yourself a copy!! But I'm even more glad to find a kindred spirit who loved P&P as much as me and will buy multiple copies!! :)

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  41. My comment was ate. Stupid internet.

    I have never read any Jane Austen books. I haven't even seen the movie. But you are too adorable with this post lol :)

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  42. oh, i love the cover of P&P. I have like 5 copies of the book and this is by far the prettiest I've seen!

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  43. I love it! I have a couple of those Barnes and Nobles ones that I looooove... Alice and Wonderland and To Kill a Mockingbird - GIMME MORE!

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  44. So happy you found it! I have to say you renewed my love for this book and after last weeks post I dug up my old copy to read again for the millionth time!

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  45. Oh my gosh I looooove this story! So happy they had the book-- it is definitely too pretty to pass up!

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  46. I'm obsessed wit Wuthering Heights the way you are with P&P. What Lou book store did you find the Anthro version at? I've been dying to find the Wuthering Heights version since they went off shelves last year or so.

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