Hi, bookworm! Love your name. Hope that means you like to read. Welcome to DC. This is a good place to talk about all kinds of things "food" and otherwise.
It you are looking for a reasonable Dutch oven, now is the season for yard/tag sales. You never know what you will find there. I've gotten some of my best cooking "finds" there. Best wishes.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!