Along with quite a few bloggers, I was invited to be a part of a blog tour for Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Curse and The Winner's Crime. The question we were tasked to answer was deceptively simple at first glance, but quite challenging upon further consideration:
The ‘Winner’s Curse’ is an economics term that means you’ve gotten what you wanted – but at too high a price. What would you pay too much for?
Initially, I was going to say that I would pay entirely too much for a device that could transport me back and forth between New York and the Philippines in the blink of an eye. But then, I realized, I would never consider any price too high when it comes to spending time with my loved ones so... that was out! I started thinking about what I did spend money on, what I would spend it on, and I came to one glaringly obvious conclusion that I could not believe I hadn't seen before...
If there is one category of things I'd pay entirely too much for,
it would be anything related to Harry Potter.
Various editions of the books. Copies of the movies. Merchandise. Parks. Set visits and exhibitions. You name it, describe it with the words "Harry Potter", and I'm all in! My husband had the most difficult time restraining me when we visited the parks last year because I just wanted everything. Every. Darn. Thing.
In honor of my Harry Potter obsession, I've decided to share a wishlist featuring some Harry Potter things (among the many out there) that I would like to own (and most likely will one day, and pay too much entirely in the process):
a trip to the set / a Hogwarts robe / a Time Turner necklace / a Wizard's Chess set / a signed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / these Harry Potter editions -- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
And the only reason I need all this things is...
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