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

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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.
     
  4. Kethaana Nia Khamara

    Kethaana Nia Khamara Aes Sedai Mistress of Novices & Recruits

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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
     
  10. Lenore Carvoe

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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.