You have just won a $100.00 Visa gift card. Will you spend the entire amount on a rare collector's edition you have always wanted, or buy several newly-published books? Explain your choice.
I would go with the collector's edition. Why? Once upon a time, I wanted the DVD of a Czech musical I loved. It was pricey, though, so I kept putting off getting it. One day, I finally had the money, only to find it was no longer available for sale anywhere. I had missed my opportunity. If I didn't buy the collector's edition, I'd worry I wouldn't be able to find a copy again in the future, whereas I could be confident that the newly published books would be around and easy to find for a while.
Dust and ashes though I am, I sleep the sleep of angels.
From page 56:
The dean is a man who's outgrown his own shoes and is feeling the pinch. We've no bishop, no archdeacon, not for now, and he finds himself, bewilderingly, at the top of the heap.
The Western Wind
It's 1491. In the small village of Oakham, its wealthiest and most industrious resident, Tom Newman, is swept away by the river during the early hours of Shrove Saturday. Was it murder, suicide, or an accident? Narrated from the perspective of local priest John Reve--patient shepherd to his wayward flock--a shadowy portrait of the community comes to light through its residents' tortured revelations. As some of their darkest secrets are revealed, the intrigue of the unexplained death ripples through the congregation. But will Reve, a man with secrets of his own, discover what happened to Newman? And what will happen if he can't?