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Monday, August 20, 2012

Three Books I Will Never Buy

On a recommendation from a recent acquaintance, I drove out to Middleburg last Friday. It's very quaint and sweet in the same way Cape Cod and Concord are, but Virginia style, and a little more upscale. There are some real pretty horse farms and vineyards along the way, which I found to be a surprisingly welcome respite from the city. I am so not a city girl. Anyway, although every store in town prices its merchandise far beyond my humble reach, I did enjoy browsing, and just looking at all the pretty things. In the back room of a shop, which mostly sold imported Italian pottery and over-priced table linens, I found some books. I found some very silly books, as a matter of fact -- books I will never buy:

1. $180 leather-bound blank scrap book
2. The Chic Shopper's Guide to Paris
3. A History of Underwear Fashion in Detail

Yikes.

4 comments:

  1. Ellie, do you mean Middleburg? This is where I grew up. Our family farm Westwood was three miles from Middleburg and almost a third of that distance was our driveway! You are right that we cannot afford anything there. Not even milk!

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  2. Haha... what makes the third book clearly not worthy of being bought is that "in Detail." Ya, it's a BOOK.

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  3. Yes, you're right -- Middleburg. I (and the post) stand corrected.

    Leila, you're certainly correct! Of course, I couldn't bring myself to analyze the title beyond a horrified "ewww...gross." But I see now that it's even worse than I realized with my initial assessment :)

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  4. I'd be most likely to go with No. 1 -- but only if I had some DARNED good stuff to scrapbook about...

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