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[personal profile] crossesandguns
Sometimes, I think maybe I should spend my money on something else, other than books. But then something whispers, "What else is there besides books?", and I promptly forget I even thought of that until my next bout with self-doubt.

I got my paycheck the other day, and proceeded to spend it in the most rewarding way possible - in a bookstore! I've been thinking about buying Tolkien for a while now (and returning the LoTR I borrowed to its rightful owner), but I couldn't decide between a) a box set of The Hobbit + separate books of the trilogy, or b) The Hobbit (illustrated by Alan Lee) and a single volume edition LoTR.

I mean, a) is a box set, and box sets are pretty, they look real nice together, but b) has ALAN LEE ILLUSTRATIONS and LoTR in a single volume as Tolkien wanted it to be.

Ah, yes, I was leaning towards the latter. I have The Hobbit as illustrated by Alan Lee now and it's really very pretty!!

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Also picked up Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietschze. That day was a really good day, because my copy of The Sound of Music was finally returned! Now my rainy days will be filled with music and joy againnnnn~

Date: 2013-02-07 08:07 (UTC)
moonplanet: Screenshot from the movie "Matilda" (matilda-reading)
From: [personal profile] moonplanet
What else is there besides books?
Food XD
And travelling.

Which is what I spend my money on (well, mostly rent, then food, books/travel, not really a lot of other things...).

Your new LotR book is pretty~~~~~!

Date: 2013-02-07 12:42 (UTC)
moonplanet: Kagome from Inuyasha (kagome-rain)
From: [personal profile] moonplanet
With travel costs I also mean travelling within my own country (visiting friends/family etc), because I only go out-of-country once every one or two years (but of course, other countries are very close when you live in Europe! Around 1.5-2 hours and I'm already in Germany or Belgium).
I also spend money on fabrics (for clothes/cosplay) and conventions, but that's only once or twice a year (it's not that much). Most other things I need I try to get for free and/or secondhand.

Date: 2013-02-07 08:13 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meicdon13
The sisters and I bought the boxed set of the LotR book for Dad last Christmas XD

Unrelated, but:
2. If you haven't read Zsazsa Zaturnnah yet I will be immensely saddened beyond all belief.

Date: 2013-02-07 08:56 (UTC)
meicdon13: (Yo: fanboy)
From: [personal profile] meicdon13
Madaming Zsazsa sa bagong National Bookstore sa Glorietta! In plastic wrap and everything! They even have Part 1 of the sequel!

Date: 2013-02-07 09:23 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meicdon13
MRT :D Get off at the Ayala station. From there it's just a short walk to Glorietta. Look for the NEW National Bookstore Branch in the mall—not sure if they have Zsazsa at the old one.

Date: 2013-02-15 17:24 (UTC)
ein_papier: Gwen by window, pink-ish (Gwen)
From: [personal profile] ein_papier
Ooooh, that looks gorgeous! Oh, hey, I remember that about Tolkien not wanting a trilogy. I wonder what he'd say about the The Hobbit movies. :p

Books are a perfectly reasonable thing to spend money on!

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