Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly series created by Rukky at Eternity Books and hosted by Aria at Book Nook Bits. The full list of January topics can be found here.
This week’s topic is about collecting books. Since many readers are serious about their book collections and personal libraries (who isn’t?) I think there will be some great responses this week.
Let’s get started!
Do you enjoy collecting books?
When it comes to my favorite authors, absolutely yes. I want to own everything Alice Hoffman and Laura Griffin have written, among others! But collecting books just for the sake of it, not so much.
Do you feel like physical books are overpriced?
It depends on what books you’re buying. I love a mass market paperback and those are generally under ten dollars. But hardbacks? I would have to really want to read the book or support the author (Looking at you, Harry and Meghan) to want to splurge on a brand new hardback. I do feel that books are overpriced these days, but there could be a myriad of reasons why, behind the scenes, that I’m not aware of.
Do you buy books after you’ve read them to add to your collection?
I have done this on occasion. If I read something that I borrowed from the library and know for sure that someone else in my family will like it, or that I personally will re-read it someday, I will buy it.
Do you buy special edition collector sets?
Sadly no, but I know many readers do this and are thrilled by it. I know that sprayed edges are a thing, but they are not my thing.
How invested are you in your book collection?
On a scale of 1 to 10, maybe a five. If every single book in my collection were damaged or destroyed, I would be pretty sad, but I wouldn’t say that my life would be over.