Monday, July 12, 2010

Do any of you collect books? (literally?)

There are books that I collect. I mean really collect...The ones that I love to grab are Stephen King and Tolkien. I'll admit I like Nicholas Sparks and try to collect all the "Twilight books" as in the movie cover ones etc. (but I don't have many of those last two because they are newer)
I almost forgot Lemony Snickett!
Anyway....Stephen King, I like to pick up his books at library book sales, garage sales, given to me, etc. It's more fun that way; it takes longer and I only have six but *eh.* I was looking at them on ebay earlier but that just takes the fun out of the searching. I like the different covers and the older covers. (Don't one of you blog readers have like ALL the Stephen King books? I could have sworn I saw them on a bookshelf pic. Diana @ Book Of Secrets maybe?)
Tolkien...same thing here. I just like 'em.
I'll pick up the same book if it has a different cover. It makes a neat collection!
Do any of you collect books in that way? Of course I have lots of other books but not any that I "collect" persay. If you do have some the you "collect" (hoard) what authors or stories are they? I'd love to know about them. :)

17 comments:

  1. I don't know if I *collect* books other than Shel Silverstein! I do keep signed books and will never ever give up my hardback Harry Potter books.

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  2. I have Harry Potter in both hardcover and paperback as well as the HP schoolbooks and The Lexicon. I'll definitely "collect" the e-books, too, if JKR ever lets them be digitized.

    I also collect Susan Howatch's books in hardcover and paperback and the two e-books she has out. I have multiple copies of some of them. She's my favorite author.

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  3. I collect retro hardcover classics from the late 80s. The ones with the lovely cloth covers.

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  4. Yes, that was me with the Stephen King collection. My husband's actually. LOL! He is part of the Stephen King book club, so he has all of them, plus gets new ones sent automatically when released. They take up most of one bookcase!

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  5. My favorite collection is by Taylor Caldwell. She wrote historical romance and fiction many years ago at the time when women writers weren't taken seriously, so she used her grandfather's name as a pen name. I just love her books and have about 90% of them -- the rest are out of print, but someday, I know I'll find them.

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  6. Very interesting. I make sure to get all of Mary Higgins Clark books in hardback and keep them all together on the bookshelf, but I never considered getting different covers etc, if I found an older one in hardback that I didn't have I would definitely collect it though.

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  7. I have all most all of Christine Feehans books have all most all of Sherrilyn Kenyon books two.Have a the twilight books before the new covers.and a hole lot more

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  8. I tend to collect children's picture books and some specialized books. I have almost the entire collection of the old Bobbsey Twins and I will never sell them. I also tend to keep my historical biographies and history books, but the rest can go. I'm not as sentimental over them as I used to be.

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  9. I try to get all the books in a series that I like, but don't really HAVE to have everything by an author. I do have multiple copies of some of my favorite books. I have all of the Twilight books, all of the Kate Daniels series, Sookie Stackhouse, I have everything I have been able to find of Kim Harrison, most of Stephen King - but no not all, and many more. I tend to collect books - all books. I do believe I have everything that Bill Peet has written, Iris Johanson, Catherine Coulter, Patricia Cornwell - well you get the idea right. It's a sickness - I love it! Happy reading.

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  10. I guess I collect James Patterson books, as I have a lot of them! :)

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  11. i definitely collect all kinds of books!! and unfortunately i'm running out of space!!

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  13. Interesting post! I'm afraid I don't follow suit on this habit in the same fashion....just collect books in general. I hang on to the one's I love and part with the one's that just need to find a new home. Yay, books! ^_^

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  14. Well thank you all for stopping in! It's so interesting to see what everyone "collects" in some way or another. I have a few of the Harry Potter books...usually ones I find at books sales and such. I'm TRYING to get the whole set. :)

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  15. I have collected all of Daphne du Maurier's books, including any biographies and critiques. In fact, I have an extensive list of authors that I collect including Edgar Allan Poe, Gerald Durrell, Constance Beresford-Howe, etc. I rarely buy a book which does not fit into my collection. I borrow interesting books from my library instead of buying them.

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  16. I collect Louisa May Alcott books --- especially really old editions. I don't even know how many I have of them, but I have multiple copies of each of them. I like to get classic books to match the "old" theme, too. B&N has some collections that are really pretty that I've picked a few up of --- Jane Austen, Narnia, Wicked. Just in general, though, I do collect books... :)

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  17. I have collected books for many years. My focus is on signed, first editions. I like a variety of authors (Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote,
    Stephen King. William Styron, Arther C Clark and many more...). I also collect finely bound books and limited editions. My books are about to run me out of house and home but I would have a hard time parting with them, I recently started a website http://www.bookcollecting101.com. Stop by and see me sometime...

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