Still working on Red Mars… slowly…. If it doesn’t get better soon, Scott is going to have a lot to answer for!
But! For your reading pleasure: Booking Through Thursday this week asks about what kind of books you collect.
• Hardcover? Or paperback?
• Illustrations? Or just text?
• First editions? Or you don’t care?
• Signed by the author? Or not?
I’m not much of a book collector, myself. I used to buy books all the time, as my recent discovery proves, but poor college-me was much more a fan of the library and that’s stuck pretty hard. These days I only want to own books that I’ve already read and loved, but I still don’t really want to pay for them, so it’s mostly paperbacks that I get. I also like the fact that paperbacks are less bulky. However, I certainly appreciate the hardcovers that I receive, since they’ll likely last longer and do look more imposing on my shelf. 🙂