Yesterday, April 15th, was Tax Day here in the U.S., which means lots of lucky people will get refunds of over-paid taxes.
Whether you’re one of them or not, what would you spend an unexpected windfall on? Say … $50? How about $500?
(And, this is a reading meme, so by rights the answer should be book-related, but hey, feel free to go wild and splurge on anything you like.)
With $50 (about $70AUD), I’d get some wool for a couple of knitting patterns I’d like to try then check out the sale tables at QBD (local bookstore chain).
But if I had $500 ($700-ish - woohoo!), the first place I’d go would be a shoe store. It’s halfway through autumn here and I’d love a pair of knee-high boots. I tried to buy some last winter, but failed as I have such hard-to-fit feet - slightly wide but so small I don’t always fit into adult sizes. With the remainder I’d do something nice for my mother, buy a new bookcase, hit the bookstore, and make a busker’s day.
Which books would I look for? Some classics, as you can get good, cheap editions for about $6; at least one comprehensive book about Victorian England by way of research for this year’s NaNoWriMo; and after that I have no idea!