pages....Hm...money. Books last longer, that's for sure.
guilty of spending $75 on a pair of Sperrys *ashamed* BUT, not only are they waterproof(great for the current weather here) but they're extrememely comfy(difficult to find in my size with my funky-shaped feet), they're durable, great to slip on and go, and my feet have pretty much stopped growing now, so I decided it was a good investment, since I used my Christmas money, and I barely got anything for Christmas. I love them, though.
Also, I haven't found a decent knock-off of them. Most of my money, however, goes to camp, presents for other people, and music. I'd spend more on books, but there's nowhere to get books around here, unless you want a cheap trashy romance novel.
It's really quite sad...