Rounding out my collection

When I was a little kid I spent a lot of time at my grandparents place. My mother and my stepfather used to go there almost every Saturday night to play cards. I'd go and watch tv, rent movies or read books. One night I finished the book I was reading and hadn't brought any extras and by this point I had already raided my brother's Hardy Boys and read them all.

(My brother collected the original hard cover Hardy Boys. He is much older than me and lived with my grandparents pretty much my entire life. He actually inherited the house.)

So my grandparents told me to raid the books in the living room armoire. So I did. There were a bunch of hard cover books. I investigated them. That's how I was first read Pride and Prejudice. And there was an old hardcover version of Anne of the Island (which has since gone A.W.O.L.).

But what caught my eye the most was the couple of collections of old girl's series books. I had never heard of them before. Upon closer inspection they all seemed to be published between 1914 and 1920.

I read them. I liked them. After my grandfather died and my grandmother was clearing out her belongings I inherited them. None of the series were complete. For the last couple of years I've been working on picking up the missing books.

I found one of them that appears to be very rare on ebay the other day. I say appears to be rare but in truth I've never seen a copy of it before. I WANT it. And I've been happily coasting through the last few days as the only bidder. Now someone has bid against me. The NERVE! lol

I really, really hope that I win it cause I really want it. And I'm sure I'll appreciate it more than the other person. I'll actually read it, and then it will sit looking pretty on my shelf with it's sisters finishing off a series for me.

If I get it I'll tell you all about it. But in the meantime I'm going to keep my mouth shut cause I don't need anymore competition. lol Keep your fingers crossed for me!