Question: "If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?"
Answer: For us, this question is easy. We’d drop everything (including our parental responsibilities) and head to our favorite used book store. For us the issue is more about what’s available on the shelves. We have a list of our favorite books and if we could somehow manage to come across a dream used bookstore with unlimited inventory, our shopping cart would be filled with the following hardcover novels: Ender’s Game, Matilda, The Count of Monte Cristo, Catch-22, Never Let Me Go, Swallows and Amazons, Atlas Shrugged, Very good, Jeeves, Bridge to Teribithia, The Well of Lost Plots, and Persuasion. These titles represent the best of what we don’t already have in our personal library and we’d be willing to contribute to the pot of money if necessary!
Soooo, not to sound presumptuous, but is the money coming in the mail, or what?