Book Bummer

So I have been looking into going to BookExpo America (BEA) 2014 (Bookcon) and have realized I just really won’t have the money or time for it this year. This is super upsetting because I really wanted to go. And to make this bad day worse, I was cleaning up my room and reorganizing some books and re-realized something so depressing. Last year when I was visiting my parents house the basement flooded (that is where my room is) and some of my stuff was on the floor and one of those things was my copy of Walden & Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau. It had some water damage, but I realized the damage has gotten worse and the book is falling apart. I really like the edition I own right now and when I went on Amazon to purchase a new copy I noticed that I would have to pay more for it then what I paid the first time I bought the book. Things like this are so upsetting, not like it is super expansive to replace, but it is not a serious necessity right now and its just the principle of the thing.

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9 thoughts on “Book Bummer

  1. I’m sorry 😦 I definitely can feel your pain. As I was reading this, I remembered I had a cool edition of Walden & Civil Disobedience and was going to offer to send it to you until I realized I wrote in it as a wee child :/ it’s not so nice. But if you don’t mind some scribbling and lame class notes in the margin, then I would be happy to send it to you πŸ™‚

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  2. The shipping would be no problem. Honestly, it’s been neglected by me since I read it in the 6th grade. You would love it more than I did. It’s the Penguins Classic copy. If you want it just say the word πŸ™‚

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  3. Yay:) I’m not a crazy person so no worries:) just send me your address in my tumblr “ask” box and I’ll send it on. I really must warn you it’s got my name in it and some terribly misspelled notes but it’s in good shape otherwise πŸ™‚ I’ll erase what I wrote in pencil. The rest is in that colored jelly ink (I’m aging myself)!

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  4. No worries I remember using those jelly ink pens too! And I’m getting a book so I can’t complain. I also think getting books from other people that have stuff like that give the book character πŸ™‚

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