Thursday, August 9, 2007

Booking Through Thursday

Do you have multiple copies of any of your books?
If so, why? Absent-mindedness? You love them that much? First Editions for the shelf, but paperbacks to read?
If not, why not? Not enough space? Not enough money? Too sensible to do something so foolish?

I have a few multiples. I have two copies of The Catcher and the Rye; the one I read in high school, and one that has the original dust jacket illustrations (it is the thirty-fourth printing of the first edition).

When visiting The Book Thing, I sometimes pick up nicer copies of books I already own. What can I do when they're free!! Recently, I nabbed a hardback copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera and a nicer copy of Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver. I rarely do this, because I also like to hold onto my original books. And of course, now I've found I'm having a hard time giving up my paperback copy of Marquez' book, since I also like to collect paperback Penguin editions.

2 comments:

Cee Cee said...

Off topic I know: Cuute reading companion. When I read for leisure, I sit in my fav chair and HATE to read with my cats. They both want to sit on my lap. UGH and uncomfortable.

Literary Feline said...

I was just thinking that sometimes a duplicate might pop up when I'm replacing an old copy of a well read book. I usually don't keep the older book though.

Thanks for the link to Book Thing. I was not familiar with the site before!