Saturday, October 13, 2012

Run the Presses!

I've been after a certain book for awhile now.  Unfortunately, it's been out of print for over 20 years.  I love the movie, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," and I've always wanted to read the book, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A True Story," by Cameron Crowe.  Most people don't even know that the film was based on a book or real people and events altogether.  In his early 20's, Crowe posed as a high school student and the book and subsequent film are based on his experiences.  I have wanted this book for years but sadly my library and the entire library system in my area don't carry.  I've looked into purchasing a used copy through online retailers but the book must be in high demand as the prices start at $50.00! If anyone ever wants to woo me, this book is a perfect way to do so.

I then asked my BWOBNY friends what book they'd most like to see back in print.  Jess P. chose a childhood favorite, "The Time of the Witch," by Mary Downing Hahn.  While most of Hahn's independent reader mystery chillers have been re-released, this one has not. 

Rebecca T.  would love to see last week's Book Club pick back in print, "My Life as a Furry Red Monster," by Kevin Clash.  She thinks it is odd, and I agree, that despite the documentary's success, this novel has sadly gone out of print.

What about you guys, what book(s) would you like to see back in print?  Maybe if we generate a good conversation here, we can sway the publishers!

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