I’m sure I saw a competition for £100 Book Voucher recently but then lost it. In the meantime I’d already started planning how to spend it (which as far as I remember was how to enter the competition – or maybe I dreamed it?!)
I could easily spend a £100 book voucher a hundred times over but here is what I planned. I would spend it at Mostly Books in Abingdon, so no tax-free online discounting to get more books, but Mostly Books have loyalty schemes that will stretch the voucher to between £118 and £123. I’m going to assume the lower end.
After some thought about where to start with my wish list, I decided to spend my virtual voucher solely on Nosy Crow books, because so many are on my wish list.
Firstly, I would add the complete Rescue Princesses series (so far) to my basket. I’ve heard great things about this series and they sound like they’ll fit my wish for no gender stereotypes and Mighty Girl’s interest in princesses and adventure stories. There are ten books currently published, at £4.99 each. Running total £49.90.
Secondly, I’d complete our Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble series. The only one we own is Whizz Pop, Granny Stop and it’s in hardback so I’d need the first and third in hardback to match, plus the new early reader. That’s £10.99 each for the picture books, and £5.99 for the chapter book. Running total £77.87.
Thirdly, a trio of picture books I’ve had sitting on my wish list for too long: Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam; Troll Swap; and Weasels. £10.99 each. Running total £110.84.
I’m getting close to my limit and so many more I could add. If I didn’t already have them, I’d add the two Playbooks: Farm and Pirates (they are awesome!) or Open Very Carefully, or Goldilocks and Just the One Bear. If I was allowing myself unpublished books, I’d add the third in the Twelve Minutes to Midnight series or Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party or The Princess and the Presents (I can’t wait for all three!) but I think I’ll finish up with Flip Flap Farm because it looks like so much fun. Final total £118.83.
I had great fun thinking about what to choose within my constraints. Now if only I could find the competition to enter… How would you spend a £100 book voucher if you had one, and where would you spend it?
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Nosy Crow Crew, but it’s an unpaid partnership and I was not asked to write this post. I have no affiliation with Mostly Books but should probably just have my salary paid directly there