Poetry on adrenaline
02 Jan 2013 6 Comments
in Iambic Trimeter, Poetry
Tags: Kyle Richardson, Poetry
I’m buying books for school,
An exercise in waste
As few are to my taste
And all will be replaced
With new editions soon–
A publisher’s best tool
For making me a fool
With very little cash.
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Jan 02, 2013 @ 21:53:11
The cost of books for college, etc., is horrific. One of my sons is going through nursing school and even the ebook versions don’t come down in price very much.
Jan 03, 2013 @ 13:58:55
Yes, and the publishers are so intent on producing the next edition that they can sell for even more than the last that there are always multiple errors that simple proofreading could prevent. Sometimes you can get by on the $5.00 used first edition just as well as the $220.00 sixth edition.
Jan 03, 2013 @ 00:25:45
New editions are definitely the best tools, publisher has to got to raise the prices. I loved the way it rhymed!
Jan 03, 2013 @ 14:11:48
It depends–sometimes the newer edition just has some new pictures in it and brighter color headings. I’m not averse to paying for things when they are of value, but it’s more than mildly annoying when the price set is not comparable to what’s being bought. Thank you!
Jan 05, 2013 @ 21:47:08
First, off–Hahaha! So true!
Second off–do you remember Wescher talking about this in Microeconomics that one time? It helped me think that I was buying, as he showed, “rare books.” Hehe. I like the flow of this, btdubs. I read it out loud to myself, and it felt like a jovial rant.
Jan 06, 2013 @ 20:49:32
Hmm…I vaguely remember that–I guess I should think of the books as treasure–if only you could sell them for a reasonable fraction of what they’re worth. I bought a book a few semester’s ago that needed an online component, so I had to buy it for over $100. It’s resale value was $2. I was definitely angry about that one. Haha, I love “jovial rant”–it’s a fitting description, thanks!
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