One way to measure wealth

Scored Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans today at a used bookstore, for the exciting price of $4.95.
I’ve already read it (ebook) (library).
But never bought the physical book even though I wanted it, because it cost like $40 and that’s getting into the territory of Real Money, like, I could measure the cost of that book in ballet classes.
Reminds me of something a friend’s mom said one time when I was a kid, just a throw-away comment that has stuck with me. She was talking about a friend of hers and was like,
“She is wealthy. She just buys books whenever she wants.”

About adultbeginner

Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.
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3 Responses to One way to measure wealth

  1. Katy says:

    That’s always been my benchmark to demonstrate that I’ve reached adulthood…

  2. Terez Mertes says:

    I just love that quote, that image of being wealthy. God bless Amazon used books, so we can all be wealthy in that way, these days. And what a coincidence – I just bought a hard copy of Apollo’s Angels too! From – you guessed it – Amazon used books. I, too, had only had the library version, and I realized it would be 100 years before I got through it all, and that I needed my own hard copy. Arrived last week. So. Raising a toast to our mutual purchases, and such a yummy one.

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