Thursday, August 09, 2007

Booking Through Thursday: Multiples

Booking Through Thursday

Do you have multiple copies of any of your books?
If so, why? Absent-mindedness? You love them that much? First Editions for the shelf, but paperbacks to read?
If not, why not? Not enough space? Not enough money? Too sensible to do something so foolish?


I have multiple copies of a few Dickens books, because in addition to modern paperback editions, I also have some early editions and some specially illustrated editions. I've also bought different modern editions of the same book so I could see different introductions and different end notes. In short, if you ever want to come to a party where the main activity consists of reading Bleak House, I'll be your hostess with the mostest!

I also have multiple copies of a few historical novels, mainly because I have a weakness for tacky cover art and saw a cover I couldn't resist.

5 comments:

Cee Cee said...

I can see having multiple copies of classics but general fiction? My nerves couldn't take it!

BookGal said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who buys because of cover art!

Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

I love hardbacks myself, though I do understand what you mean about the art work on covers.

I do have a weakness for buying old books for their wonderful illustrates...

I love your blog and I'm going to add it to mine links if that's ok with you.

Annie

Susan Higginbotham said...

Thanks for stopping by, all! Annie, thanks! Linking is fine, and I'll reciprocate.

Anonymous said...

I do have the tendency to have multiples. For various reasons. Mostly because I have so many books that I forget what I have and what I don't have.

Also, I do have the habit of buying paperback/hardback. If I have one I will pick up the other if I run across it cheap.