What kind of books do you collect?

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Adanys Wynterwulf, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren

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    I fancy myself an amateur book collector, and I have a dream of one day having a small library in my home.
    Currently I collect books that I plan on one day reading, or have read and loved, and I prefer hardcovers. I haven't read nearly all of the books I own, and it deeply bothers me. It feels incomplete. Like when the teacher would erase the markerboard at school, but would do a bad job and leave parts of the letters still on the board. Makes me want to tear my hair out sometimes. **Takes deep calming breath** Anyway...
    ...Ted Dekker is who started all of this. I set myself on a mission to collect every single one of his books in a First Edition, First Printing hardcover. And I'm still working on that, but as many of us know, one can simply not just "buy one book." :LOL
    I only started last year, and my shelf is nearly full already. And since the idea of buying fewer books doesn't occur to me, I need a new shelf. :D3
     
  2. Polegnyn Nemeara

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    I prefer collecting first edition hardcovers of the titles I love as well. All my WoT books are first edition hardcovers, but I'm less certain if they are also first prints. I also won't buy hardcover books online for fear their dust jackets will be damaged.

    Welcome to TarValon.net, btw :)
     
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  3. Adanys Wynterwulf

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    If you're nervous about buying books online, maybe you should try biblio.com. I use that website for all my Ted Dekker books, and in my experience, the descriptions have always been very accurate. The search system is great, and it's a website built for book collectors.

    And thank you, it's good to be here.
     
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    I have collected all WoT TOR Hardcover books, but I'm done with it now. So right now, I only "collect" books that I want to read ;)
     
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    Thank you for the link! It's nice the site acts as an educational resource regarding book collecting in addition to finding books.
     
  6. Adanys Wynterwulf

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    I have the complete series on Audible, and now I'm collecting them in hardcover as well.

    Yes, I know! I learned so much from that about what all the terms mean. And that being a book collector does not mean I have to just collect all the stuffy classics LOL
     
  7. Stephen Lightheart

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    I collect signed Sandersons.

    Also, I adore the Circle Series. Read a couple of his thrillers, but they all kind of blended together for me. In that genre, I much prefer Frank Peretti.
     
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    Ooh nice! I'm a Peretti fan myself. I love his book, The Oath. He's the reason I found Ted Dekker. Their book, House, is where I first saw Dekker's name.
     
  9. Nynyra Falas

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    I collected and still do sometimes... Stephen King books.
    I aimed to have them all and read them all one day.

    But as for King books, I have my King reading times.... and times when I absolutly not read his books. There is a shelve with many books and a few comics I have read.
    And there are some and a comic on the shelve of my unread books. Yeah... it is a shelve not a box or something like that. I don't know about 70 or 100 to-read-books or something like that. And I think, there has to be about 10 from King inbetween. :look
     
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    I don't collect certain kinds of books, I simply collect books. :look Around 2000 at the moment, even though I tossed out four huge boxes. Which means, that I don't have one or two shelves but four, two of them really big. And they're still too small. Book shops are dangerous.
     
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    I'm terrible at providing timely responses sometimes, please forgive :)

    Pff I can relate! I have so many books I haven't even read yet. And I keep buying more. One of my brothers is a very fast reader, and I can barely keep enough new books on the shelf for him, while I'm not sure I've even read half of mine.

    2000?! That is goals!! Once I own my own home, I want to have a library. I currently only have one bookshelf and that one is not yet full, but it will be pretty soon if I don't stop buying books. Seems every time I go shopping I buy at least one book, or I've got one coming in the mail.
     
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    I collect Richard Adams' books. I loved "Watership Down" as a child and wrote to him; became pen pals until his eyesight was too bad to write. So I'm always looking for his books as they are sentimental.

    Thank you for the link!
     
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    Nynyra, I liked Stephen King's 'older' books. After I read "Gerald's Game", it put me off.
     
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    I am just thinking, if that is the one called 'The game' in German.... Hmmm....

    One of his best is 'march of death' or whatever it is called in the orignial...

    At least in my opinion. And of course the dark tower books.
    I always loved to collect/find informations connected to that in other books of him.
    As you know, nearly every book is either tower or castle rock connected.^^
     
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    I collect the Fantasy series that I am a fan of, like Wheel of Time, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Brandon Sanderson books :)
     
  16. Stephen Lightheart

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    One of these is not like the others. :p
     
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    Brandon Sanderson is technically not all one series, but everything he writes is excellent ;)
     
  18. Stephen Lightheart

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    I was gonna say, they're all grownup epics, except HP.
     
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    Hey, no mocking HP :nono It was my first entry into fantasy ;)
     
  20. Narysse a'Jahar

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    I have some basics I collect as soon as I see them and I have the money:

    Ellery Queen
    Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Andre Norton
    Any of the Victorian era classics
    Hardy Boys Casefiles (fairly rare)
    Trixie Belden

    I am still on the prowl for a very specific version of Plutarch's Lives--the ultimate rare book for my family. It's the copy my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather brought from Ireland in the middle of the American Revolution (he was an Irish Redcoat). It's probably long gone but one can hope........