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Re: Do you collect books?

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I used to, but then I became disabled and discovered I had no energy for the maintenance of "collections" of any sort.
In an effort to make my own life easier, I have ceased collecting/hoarding stuff.
To me, its all the same thing now and I cannot deal with it anymore.

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Post by x1f4j8k9 »

Of my digital ones, yes. Physical, not really.

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I love collections that run in the same print style, like all the Caldecott winners from the 1980s but all uniform cover style and size. I also love books like Ann Bar and Tony Hillerman that let the characters develop and stick to the characters I have gotten attached to

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I collect Harry Potter books. I have a few completed sets and a few British editions. I have been a huge fan of the books since they came out and my mother game me a leather bound collectors edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and that's what started it. I have quite a few completed sets now and I am eyeing a few that I just found on the Bloomsbury website. My Potters are in a glass enclosed bookshelf. I would love to collect some of the Stephen King first editions but the older ones are extremely expensive.
All I need is a new book and a place to read it...
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I love collecting books

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Post by Bella_0772 »

Yes, especially children's books for when I begin teaching.

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One copy is enough for me, but I keep all of the books I buy, and I also buy some books that I will probably never get around to reading just because they complete a series or have nice covers :lol:
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I keep all the books I've read and bought, and I read a lot. When anyone saw my bookshelf, they'd probably say that I collect books. They just keep adding up so maybe in a way I'm also collecting them.
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Post by KatsReviews »

Yes in a sense. I collect books I can buy for cheap, mostly I only have one copy of each book but some of the classics I have multiple, I can't help it so many of them have beautiful covers. I am a definite sucker for pride and prejudice since I think I have 4 copies of. I also buy books that I really old, I just think it is so cool to old in my hands such an old book. However none of them are worth anything since I am still in high school and have no money. My oldest book was printed in 1907 and I bought it for a dollar so no complaining there.

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Post by Ella »

I will try to collect different titles of a certain title/author, but that's about it

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Post by FNAWrite »

As someone noted above collecting and hoarding are two different things. Simply keeping any book you bought is not collecting books. As to e-books, I'm not sure that not deleting data is collecting either.

"I also buy some books that I will probably never get around to reading just because they complete a series or have nice covers "

Shame on you for not reading them! Then again, this indeed is what "collectors" do -0 they acquire things specifically for their collection.

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Post by EmilySian »

I just have a LOT of books. Hundreds and hundreds. I can't get rid of book so they have just accumulated over time. Plus I love displaying them.

I remember going back to university one year and my little pink suitcase was full of books, so I could display them on my bookcase in my uni room. It was really heavy and this nice man offered to help carry it up some stairs and he commented on how heavy it was. Made me chuckle thinking I bet he would never guess its full of books.

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"Made me chuckle thinking I bet he would never guess its full of books.

Right, because who would expect a student returning to university to have books?

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As a kid I used to collect books. But as I grew up, changes homes, re-located, I realized books are the heaviest and most difficult things to carry when one moves. So I have finally decided that it is always more prudent to borrow books and return them to the library.
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, "I realized books are the heaviest and most difficult things to carry when one moves"

Spoken like someone who never had a dozen liquor boxes of LP records.

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