Thu
Dec 6 2012 8:21am

Worth Any Price: Books You Paid A Lot for That Were Totally Worth It

The holidays brings more than the usual fretting about money, and of course, when you are holiday shopping, it's really hard not to get something for yourself. After which, inevitably, you feel guilty.

What book did you spend more than is within your comfort zone, but which ended up being totally worth whatever you spent on it?

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6 comments
Jena Briars
1. CutMyTeethOnKleypas
I remember when I first got my nook, I went a bit gangbusters with the "click-buy-download-read" ability. And I definitely choked when I realized I'd spent about $120... in 5 minutes... from my couch. LUKCILY though, this was RIGHT before the big east coast Blizzard of 2010 (aka Snowmaggedon - or Snowtorious B.I.G. as I like to call it...) - so it was DEFINITELY worth it!
Aly O'Hare
2. wingZER0angel
It's difficult for me to shell out 15-20 bucks for new releases, especially since I started getting them on my Kindle. Before, you'd pay 20 bucks, but at least you'd get a nice hardcover, physical book. Now, I pay about that for just a file, but I do have the benefit of getting as soon as it's available. But it's totally worth it for those books I've been anxiously waiting months (or years) for.
Megan Frampton
3. MFrampton
I thought of this post because I am finally reading an e-book I spent about $13 dollars on, and I do not regret it--it's the Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks, the second book in a series that I love. I bought the first book in HARDCOVER because I love Weeks, even tho I loathe hardcovers. So I'm still happy.
Lege Artis
4. LegeArtis
First edition of Henry Charriere's "Papillon". I found it in Paris as student... It has a phone of someone named Loic on cover...;) Everything was expensive when I was student, though...

Aly O'Hare
5. wingZER0angel
@MFrampton--See that would bug the hell out of me...If I start a series one way (in hardcopy or electronic), I don't like to switch. I think I only have one series like that at the moment and it bothers me. I have the first 6 in paperback, and the rest on my Kindle. I am contemplating getting the first 6 in e-form just to have them all together. And be able to take them with me whereever I go...
Sugardragon
6. Sugardragon
There are two authors (well, technically three) that are worth hardcover prices to me. In fact they are worth hardcover + ebook prices because I prefer to read ebooks but want them to get the hardcover money. They are Lois McMaster Bujold and the dynamic duo of Sharon Lee & Steve Miller. Neither write pure romance novels but relationship novels, a more rare and wonderous species.
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