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And This Baby Makes Five

I'm sure you've seen this. The clothbound Penguin classics graced many a blog this past year. I, like many of you, swooned upon first sight, and imagined running my fingers over the cover, displaying it proudly, coordinating it with my decor. But I resisted. I resisted because I already have four copies of Pride and Prejudice. Two from college, one in an anthology, and an annotated version I couldn't pass up a few months ago. The last thing I need is another copy. So I enjoyed the blog eye candy, but refrained from buying. And then there was the trip to Anthropologie yesterday. I saw it immediately. Tucked between white candles and sparkly holiday ornaments. I willed myself not to touch it, to turn and run. But I couldn't help it. I felt my eyes go all swirly like some hypnotized cartoon character. I walked over in my zombie state, picked it up, and tucked it under my arm. It felt good. Real good, and I bought it. Welcome home version five.

19 comments

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by BakerGirl

That would be very hard to resist…
Glad I'm not currently anywhere near an Anthropologie

:-)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Michelle – I had to work hard not to buy them all.

Very hard.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Michelle

My aunt (my mom's sister) still buys me Christmas presents because I'm the youngest "child" left. My mother always bates me for ideas that she can pass on to my aunt. this year I didn't wait for her to ask. I brought her to anthropologie, walk her over to that display and politely asked for that book. and hinted that i might not mind also having jane eyer and wuthering heights. oh yeah, and don't forget sense and sensibility and great expectations.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lara Lewis

you should never have to justify a book purchase! (especially a classic) that's what i have ingrained into my daughter's head since an early age, and now, thank goodness, she is an avid reader and our house looks like a small library. haha!

congrats on your find, enjoy it! :D

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Kate – Sounds like you're ready for a new one.

The cloth cover is so fantastic. Go for it!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Kate

I am in the exact same boat. It's so pretty! I love the story! I…have it already. But, pretty!

I really should get a replacement copy for the one I have, since it's my mom's from high school and I'm sure I'm damaging it when I read it.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Kimmy

oh that was a cute blog post! You've resisted long enough to still justify wanting it. I'm glad you got it!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Jaeve + Things

i'm still trying very hard to resist buying these!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Dee Wilcox

The way you describe purchasing this book reminds me of 19th century romantic prose – full of anticipation and stolen glances. Jane Austen would be proud. :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Darci

I have these on my wish list…they have a spot waiting for them.

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