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.