Friday, September 15, 2017

*Book Blogger Hop* 15 September 2017



We are on to a new week for the Book Blogger Hop hosted by the lovely folks over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. This weeks questions is:

Have you ever bought a more expensive edition of a book, when a cheaper edition was available, just because you preferred the cover of the more expensive one? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)
This is a bit of a trick question, I think. The short answer is no, basically. I pretty much always buy the cheapest version of a book I can find (I'm a big fan of mass market paperbacks). But I do have the set of Harry Potter books with the spines that make Hogwarts in my possession simply because I liked that cover design, and it was definitely not the cheapest version of the Harry Potter series that I could have bought. So I guess really the answer is yes, I have done this. Once. I'm not likely to ever do it again though (unless there are more new fun covers for Harry Potter because I have an obsession).

What about you? Have you ever bought a more expensive edition of a book because you liked the cover better? - Katie

*If you're stopping by from the link up, please be sure to leave a link to your answer below so I can be sure to see what you had to say.* 

28 comments:

  1. I have not, but I do like to see pretty spines. :)

    I am happy with what I have.

    Thanks for your reply.

    I am looking forward to answers today...I think this is a good question and will generate a lot of interesting, thoughtful discussion and comments.

    Elizabeth

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  2. I'm still waiting for a book that I love SO much that I need to either 1) drop a ton of money on a fancy edition or 2) just collect every edition possible (versions, languages, etc.). Unfortunately that has yet to happen to me. :(

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    1. My one book cover splurge was a Christmas present (from my husband, but I placed the actual order for it). It's Harry Potter though, so I HAD to have it :) - Katie

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  3. For many years, I have not had the room to "collect books" so I bought ebooks which are normally always the cheaper edition and book covers don't necessarily matter. Now I have room and there is one series I am trying to go back and collect, but I only want the hardback copies if possible. It's Sue Grafton's alphabet series. None of them are incredible life changing books, but I grew up in Lompoc, which is just outside of Santa Barbara and her fictional city, Santa Teresa, is based on SB.

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    1. I've got a couple of the books from the alphabet series...letters W and Y I think...They're not the hardback version though. - Katie

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  4. I refuse to admit to agreeing with you.

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    1. That's alright. This refusal is enough for me. - Katie

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  5. I love Mass Markets! However... I am guilty of doing this MULTIPLE times.

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  6. Hello, my name is Isatta and I have a book buying problem. I have very few vices and so the one main one gets FED! I don't often buy expensive books in general, but even my discounted books... I wil buy the more expensive one if I like it better.

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    1. There is no shame in buying a more expensive book if it has a more appealing cover. If I find more than one copy of a book I want at my thrift store, I get a bit picky about which one I buy too :) - Katie

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    1. Well that makes it easy to not worry about covers! :) - Katie

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  8. Nope. As much as I'd love a pretty, matching set of Harry Potter books, I probably never will. As it is, my first 6 are a paperback box set, and the 7th is first edition hardback. I also own them as a digital boxset on my Kindle. I really can't justify owning any more copies! (Aside from the illustrated ones!)

    But yeah, I don't think I've ever done this because usually the books I buy have only one edition at the time. And I don't re-buy books. (Unless it's a digital copy when I have a physical copy and vice versa.)

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    1. There is ALWAYS justification for buying more copies of Harry Potter. But when we get married, you won't have to worry about that anymore :) LOL. - Katie

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  9. I also mostly buy the cheapest version of the books, no matter how the cover looks.

    Here’s my Book Blogger Hop!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. It's really the way to go when you really like to read and need to get the most bang for your book buying bucks. - Katie

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  10. For something special it's worth it, but in general I don't.

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    1. I agree, hence my Hogwarts spine collection of Harry Potter :) - Katie

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  11. I don't think I have ever done this before but that's probably due to the fact that I rarely buy paperbacks unless they are being sold at our local library.

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    1. And when you're buying from the local library, you get whatever edition they have. I get it, considering I do most of my physical book buying at the thrift store. :) - Katie

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  12. I haven't, but some of my favorite books are getting leather bound and it's KILLING ME. I'm not spending 100$ on it.

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    1. I've seen some like faux leather type covers for some of the classics like Pride and Prejudice at our PX...I want to buy them so bad, but I can't justify the cost, and they're only like $15 or $20. - Katie

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  13. absolutely not, i'm a poor college student!

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    1. Well, that's valid. I didn't splurge on expensive copies of books when I could keep from it when I was in college either. - Katie

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  14. That HP collection is so stunning!!

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    1. Right! It was hard to resist. I did at least have a coupon code from Amazon when I ordered it, so I saved a little bit of money on it. - Katie

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