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Book Collections

Posted: Feb 28, 2014 7:06pm
by Naruko
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?

Re: Book Collections

Posted: Mar 01, 2014 4:24am
by Yami Haga-Ryuzaki
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 p*ss away over $120 on a book series I don't even like.

So, erm, yes. I understand completely. Books are addictive.

Re: Book Collections

Posted: Mar 01, 2014 7:01pm
by Naruko
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!

Re: Book Collections

Posted: Mar 01, 2014 7:04pm
by Naruko
Also, good luck on your book Yami !

Re: Book Collections

Posted: Mar 15, 2014 11:37am
by Trigger Happy
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.

Re: Book Collections

Posted: Mar 16, 2014 9:46pm
by Naruko
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...

BOOK COLLECTIONS

Posted: Mar 21, 2014 6:29am
by I've commented.
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.

Re: Book Collections

Posted: May 07, 2014 2:36am
by Haoie
I collect gamebooks.

Namely, Fighting Fantasy and Lone Wolf

Re: Book Collections

Posted: May 07, 2014 4:48pm
by Naruko
So, like choose your own adventure sort of? Wikipedia confused me.

Re: Book Collections

Posted: Jul 10, 2014 2:02am
by Haoie
Yeah a bit like that. CYOD was great fun as a kid too.

Re: Book Collections

Posted: Jul 11, 2014 10:37pm
by JBrownrealtor
One book collection do you read?

Re: Book Collections

Posted: Jul 12, 2014 7:47pm
by Naruko
Hahaha, all of them? I recently ordered Anne Rice's Sleepy Beauty trilogy off Amazon. That's supposed to be good.

Re: Book Collections

Posted: Jul 17, 2014 1:14am
by Arunachalam
Hi Friend,

Good Afternoon,

Thanks for sharing the information..