I know I’m a little late to the party here, but this is still a big deal.
In recent days I’ve discovered an app called OfferUp. It’s petty much the same as Craigslist, but without the creepy feeling. See, I’ve never used Craigslist before. And I never will because I’m not trying to get shot or stabbed or something crazy over something likely worth very little. But in this app I just discovered I decided to browse a little bit just to see what people are selling. And people are selling EVERYTHING. Cars. Dogs. Phones. Furniture. Babies. Wait, what? Only kidding. But if you’re someone who doesn’t mind used stuff like you’d find at garage sales, then I think you should check out the app here.
Anyway, so I’m browsing along and I come across the full Potter collection. For those who might not know, I’ve only read the first two books in the series, which I started last year well after seeing all of the movies. Why? Because I still have the opportunity to read the series all the way through for the first time, and I have no intention of rushing through just because I’ve gotten the first two out of the way. So I find the full collection, right? So what do I do? I make an offer. She was only asking $35 for all seven books, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and a Hedwig bookmark! Talk about a steal. But I didn’t need the first two books and currently have no interest in anything but the final five. I offered $25. She accepted. So I’m now the proud papa of ALL seven books in the series, and the five I bought from her are hardcovers! I don’t think there’s ever been a better deal anywhere.
Now that I have the full series I plan on rushing right through them in July. Just kidding. I don’t think I’ll get through them until the end of next year at the earliest. Partly because of my rule against reading the same author/book series within five books of each other, but also because I see no reason to rush at this point. There’s no new movie coming out this summer. I’m talking Harry here guys, not that other thing.
I still have a question for you today. Have you ever treated a book series the way I’m treating this one? Or do you just rush through your favorites without looking back?
On this day in 2014 I published Tracking Your Reading.