What kind of books do you collect?

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

  1. Nebka Galyn

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    I had collections of: (we've moved MANY times in the last 10 years so I fear some have been lost)
    Stephen King - mostly hardcovers
    Piers Anthony Xanth Series (Which I hope to find while unpacking because I need a light read after finishing WOT)
    WOT (of course - All hardcover just need to add the companion)
    Laural K Hamilton - Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter (paperbacks and only about 10 of the 26 books)

    And then any other book I find interesting.
    Other Authors I have more than one book from is:
    Anne Rice
    Dean Koontz
    I think I have 3 of the Harry Potter books...
    and then I add more books all the time...
     
  2. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai

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    I have lots of fantasy books, but the ones I'm most proud of are my manga. ^^

    As an artist, I like to see the drawing and art styles, and get to know the artists. They are on display in my dining room, and are usually the first thing people notice when they come to the apartment for the first time. :)
     
  3. Adanys Wynterwulf

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    I just ordered books 5-13 of WoT, put them on my shelf, and realized until i get a new bookshelf, my book buying must come to an end. :cry
    My shelf is almost full!!
     
  4. Fern Al'Thorn

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    I have so many... but off the top of my head, Stephen King, Dean Koontz,Robin Cook, John Saul, Mary Higgins Clark, Sara Douglass, Tolkien, Jordan, McKeirnin Anthony, Brooks,GoodKind, Eddings, Galdabon(sp?)
    There are lots of others as well, most of my stuff is mixed hardback and paperback. I will see if I can get a good picture of my shelves.
     
  5. Jarl Lewin

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    The jewel of my collection is an almost-complete set of the works of Charles Dickens. And. They. Are. Leatherbound! :joy Dickens is my all time favourite author, and it is a joy to read his novels, stories and poems in such lovely editions.

    My shelves are two deep in places, so I know what it's like to be short on shelf space! :lol
     
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    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe

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  7. Jarl Lewin

    Jarl Lewin Aes Sedai

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    :lol The way I see it as well, Aduiavas Sedai!
     
  8. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis First Seasoner Aes Sedai

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    Amen! :lol
     
  9. Willow Elbereth

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    I collect cookbooks! Ones with proper pictures and lovely recipes. I read them like someone reads novels. I love it when there’s a good introduction and stories through the book! I’ve got tons, it’s a good thing I love to cook! :lol
     
  10. Idril Alfauro

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    I have quite a number of books! I have never counted them, so I'm not sure how many. :D I have a lot of horror story anthologies, plenty of random fiction, nonfiction and historical fiction (I love James A. Michener). I also have books on animals, collections of comic strip books like Calvin and Hobbes, Zits and Peanuts, and also quite a few Dean Kootnz books. I also have quite the X-Files comic book collection. I don't really have a specific type of book I collect, just whatever I find in the free book bin outside the used book store, but I haven't been there in a while due to my fulltime job leaving little time for reading. :/
     
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    I have two categories here: Books I Am Attempting To Collect and Books I Just Happened To Collect. In the former, I am attempting to gather all of the Redwall books, and I am planning to start collecting the Discworld books, my own copies of the Wheel of Time books, and the Cosmere books. In Books I Just Happened To Collect, I have so many anthologies of Sherlock Holmes stories as well as three to four copies of The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, as well as old textbooks on mythology and architecture (being well liked by teachers has it's advantages).
     
  12. Aduiavas Ida

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    Actually, one of the coolest books I have is a very early edition of the Jungle Book. In Norwegian, but still. It is actually the one place where I have seen the later part of the Mowgli story, when he returns to humans and fall in love. (which is a lot more complicated than Disney made it out to be :grumble )

    The story of how Mowgli took revenge on the village that hurt his mother, how he killed a bunch of dangerous hounds etc are all in that volume alone.

    Another two awesome books is two 100 year old editions of the Bible. They belonged to my great-grandmother. The print says 1924. The first truly Norwegian edition of the Bible came out in 1932. So these are technically Danish Bibles, in an old script resembling Gothic characters more than modern Latin ones :D