If my memory is accurate, I still remember the first book I purchased for myself once I was out earning a living. It was a book I grew up with as a child and I knew I needed my own copy as an adult. The pages are very thin compared to most books you buy these days and I don’t think I’ve ever torn a page. The dust jacket is history but the red cloth binding and spine are in good shape considering its age and the years of use I’ve put it through. Because of the amount of time I spend on the Internet, I located and bookmarked an on-line version which is helpful throughout each day whether I’m working, journaling or writing for pleasure. The same as the ‘bound’ edition when I’m off-line. I can’t imagine being without it.
The book? Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary (1977)