Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading hosted by Booking Through Thursday where I’ll answer whatever question is thrown at me. If you would also like to participate, find out the rules by clicking the link to the host’s blog page.
This Week’s Question:
What’s the furthest you’ve ever gone to get something to read? (Think extremes as well as miles—wrangling a ride from a stranger to a distant bookstore just to get the newest book from a favorite author?) If your absolute favorite author (living or dead) was coming out with a brand new book tomorrow, how far would you go, what would you do to get a copy?
This answer is probably going to be a little disappointing (compared to “wrangling a ride from a stranger” that is). The farthest I’ve ever gone to get my hands on a book was during one of the summers I spent in California. I had a ticket to that year’s San Diego Comic-Con and had found out Patricia Briggs was hosting a book signing there. THE Patricia Briggs! My most revered fantasy fiction author. But wait! I was on vacation, and all of her books I owned were back home. I freaked out and forced my aunt to drive me to the nearest bookstore. Three bookstores later, and I held what felt, at the time, to be the last surviving copy. They had only the one book, Moon Called – luckily the first book in one of her series, and it had some wear as though I had boughten it from a used bookstore. But none of that mattered for it was all worth it in the end, because it may not have been the world’s last copy, but it certainly is my most treasured one.
How far have you gone for a book? Leave a comment below.