Because this blog is half-hiatus at the moment (all books read are for a children’s literature class, and I’m not reviewing them; any other books read for fun are ARCs that will be posted at the appropriate time), I decided to have a post slightly off from my usual to fill in the quiet.
Many of my bookish friends either buy books because they love them, constantly use their library cards because they can’t get enough of them, download ebooks because they don’t have space, or just simply love reading. I have yet to meet another book hoarder in person.
My idea of a book hoarder is someone who collects a specific book or specific kind of book, and can’t seem to stop themselves. For me, that’s just about every appealing edition of Pride & Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Jane Eyre, and Wuthering Heights. I’m also slowly but surely collecting as many of the Harry Potter books as I can, and I’ve recently jumped into collecting Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy.
This week I received Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and Days of Blood and Starlight. I’m really looking forward to collecting the final Laini Taylor novel, Dreams of Gods and Monsters, in the UK and US covers (but mostly the UK cover). There’s just something about the UK design teams that appeal to me.
What books do you like to collect and why? Have you noticed a trend in your collections — publisher, height, cover design, color?