"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.)"
Easy. Signed, first edition of The World According to Garp. Unlike large initial releases of subsequent Irving novels, there were (I think) only 35,000 first editions of Garp. Cost more than a few dollars. My ultimate object of book lust. Long story why. I'll spare you. This image courtesy of Parrish Books where you can pick up this lovely for $900. Ouch.