In recent years my yens have more often than not been for books. Earlier in the year I was whipped into a frenzy by pre-pub buzz about Justin Cronin's The Passage, and waited eagerly by the door to get the copy I'd pre-ordered from Amazon (don't judge me--I was still separated from Borders and pretty mad. I didn't think they deserved my business. Does that make it my fault that the Westwood store is closing next year?). That one turned out well; I quite liked it and wait--though perhaps not quite so eagerly--for the next installment in the trilogy.
This is my most recent got-to-have:
I saw it in the store and thought to myself how beautiful it was. Then I started reading the reviews and that's when that familiar itch started. I wanted it. No, I needed it. How could any good library not have a copy of this oh, so important book, a full century in the publishing?
And now I have it. It's a beauty, it really is. And so far I've managed to work my way about six pages into the long, scholarly introduction.
That's okay. It's there for me...and someday I'll make it to the actual meat of the book.
So what was your most recent got-to-have-it book?