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Book Collections

Post by Naruko » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:06 pm

I read some of KA Applegate's AMA, aaaand now I've decided I want to go get all of the Animorph's books to finish my collection. Does anyone else do this, obsessively finish collections of books, even though it's expensive/eats up all the remaining room on your bookshelves?
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Re: Book Collections

Post by Yami Haga-Ryuzaki » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:24 am

Always.

It's not even a joke. This is very serious to me. I'm currently in the process of writing my debut novel, as I'm attempting to become a published author. I buy books every two weeks since it's important to read if you're a writer, so I buy as many young adult books as I can.

The only issue is, I refuse to buy books if I can't buy the entire series. If a book series has been dropped, I will not buy it. If the series doesn't come in hardcover, I will not buy it. If they don't all come in the same style (for example, the first two are in hardcover, but the last is a paperback), I will not buy it. If the books do not match-- as in, the covers have been redesigned partway through the series, I will not buy it.

I am very, very obsessed with keeping my bookshelf neat and orderly. If I start a series, I will finish it regardless of whether I like it or not. I absolutely hate the House of Night series, but I will buy all twelve of them because I do not quit halfway through a series. Each book costs upwards of thirteen dollars a piece, not including shipping. So I will happily piss away over $120 on a book series I don't even like.

So, erm, yes. I understand completely. Books are addictive.
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Re: Book Collections

Post by Naruko » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:01 pm

I hate buying hardcover. I'll do it, but I prefer softcover.

I just have a fairly serious book addiction that sounds like bullplop to anyone who doesn't understand it completely. I don't need to complete a series (well, my local library usually helps) I just need tons of books always. Books! Get on my Kindle/shelves!
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Re: Book Collections

Post by Naruko » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:04 pm

Also, good luck on your book Yami !
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Re: Book Collections

Post by Trigger Happy » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:37 am

Ooh yes!

I am happily addicted to books whether they be young adult, adult, scifi, historical romance, fantasy, horror... if it's got a good plot I'll read it. I usually get two sets (hardcover & paperback) of each book series that I'm reading or read. I used to make a habit of ignoring teachers just to read. I'd even occasionally make up stories in gym class just so I could sit out and read.
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Re: Book Collections

Post by Naruko » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:46 pm

Am I the only one who isn't a huge fan of hardcovers? ...Probably because I can't usually fit a hardcover in my jacket pocket or my purse which means less mobility. Must...have...book...
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BOOK COLLECTIONS

Post by I've commented. » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:29 am

Some people like to read. Some people like hardcover books and some people like paperback books. Having a complete set or complete sets of books can be good, (Especially if you like the book series.); one reason being that you can read through the entire series. Books come in a variety of formats. Some people like to read.

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Re: Book Collections

Post by Haoie » Wed May 07, 2014 1:36 am

I collect gamebooks.

Namely, Fighting Fantasy and Lone Wolf

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Re: Book Collections

Post by Naruko » Wed May 07, 2014 3:48 pm

So, like choose your own adventure sort of? Wikipedia confused me.
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Re: Book Collections

Post by Haoie » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:02 am

Yeah a bit like that. CYOD was great fun as a kid too.

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