Thursday, April 16, 2009

Booking Through Thursday...Windfall


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.)


Hmmm, there are so many things I could spend mad money on! Books are, of course, always at the top of my list, but I could also spend some on clothes. Or maybe show tickets. I love musicals and can never see enough of them.

A mini-vacation would also be nice. I could use a long weekend away right about now! We've been talking about a weekend vacation to Washington DC or Arches National Park in Utah (how's that for two totally different vacation choices!), and extra spending money would be nice.

Or I could take the boring route and add it to my new car fund. Or buy books and another bookshelf to hold them all! If only I really did have an extra $500....

12 comments:

thekoolaidmom said...

I vote for mini-vacation :-D buy a book on DC IN DC. It's a book-buying trip then ;-)

meh... what's another couple hundred in the new car fund... splurge! :-D

Bluestocking said...

I second the vacation.

Mae said...

A new bookshelf and new books to fill up said bookshop would be so awesome!

Jess said...

A vacation sounds so nice. I love visiting Washington DC.

~*Kaila*~ said...

I agree with the idea of buying a book or two while on vacation.

PopinFresh said...

A vacation sounds lovely! I'm with you on that and buying books.

~ Popin

Sandy Nawrot said...

My original thought was if %50, definitely books. $500 was going to fund a mini-vacation for my family. But then Desert Rose mentioned the idea of getting a new laptop, and I had to admit that I could be easily swayed to get one of those!

Yvonne said...

We went on a mini-vacation to DC and we had a great time. Yes, I hit the book store and bought a huge bagful :)

Dot said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! A mini-vacation would be good wouldn't it, you could treat yoursef to some books to take with you!

Blodeuedd said...

A trip sounds like a good idea :)

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Oh I a a musical Junkie too! I just saw RENT on its final tour last month.

DeSeRt RoSe said...

See how a bad influence I am Sandy :) She was considering a getaway, then was swayed to get a laptop :)
Mellisa, books and a bookshelf is great.. you need a place to stash those books :)
I would get books for $50 but a netbook for $500, I might even consider a Kindle 2 :)