I got to thinking, what book would you be willing to pay the big dollars for? And by the big dollars, I don’t mean the rather high book prices that we are often confronted with in Australia.
I was listening to an old DBSA Romance Fiction Podcast, and Sarah & Jane made mention of the old Nora Roberts book, Promise Me Tomorrow – this is apparently the holy grail of used romance books. You can get a copy, but only if you pay up to $200 for a copy on eBay or AbeBooks.
I think the most expensive book I have ever purchased was Kevyn Aucoin’s Making Faces. Yes, a book on makeup purchased by someone who rarely wears it! It was sometimes in the late 1990s, from a store in the US (not sure which one), and it was about $50 all up. That was quite a lot of money for me back then.
Well, I have been trying for a few years to find a copy of an old school Silhouette that my sister and I had back in the day. It is called She Got Her Man, and it is by one of my romance gateway authors, Marie Ferrarella. It’s got early 90s fashion, a wolf-like dog, Mounties – total crack for my teenage self.
Look at the cover! So much pastel!
While not all my teenage favourites meet up with my adult tastes, I would love to get my hands on a copy of this one. I have scoured used bookshops and the like, but to no avail.
I’m not sure I’d be that keen to part with $200 for the privilege of owning it, as per the above Nora, but I’d definitely pay above the odds for a good copy.
What book would you part with a chunk of your hard-earned for? Are you like me, and have a early 90s piece of awesome that you are chasing?
I would love to know what you are trying to find, or if you have found your collectible, what one it was.
As always, my lovely readers, have a wonderful Thursday, and…..