Let’s Talk Bookish: Collecting Books 

Hello! It’s been a few weeks since my last post, and I’ve gotten very behind in LTB. I’ve been really busy recently, and its been hard to find time to blog, but I’m going to try and catch up with some of the stuff I’ve missed. So, today I have my own thoughts on last Friday’s topic of collecting books, and links to all the posts from the last two weeks!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly bookish meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and has been hosted by me since April 2022! Each Friday, there is a discussion topic for bloggers to write about. This week’s topic is collecting books, suggested by Zahra @  The Owl.

Do you enjoy collecting books? Do you feel like physical books are overpriced?

I mean, I love books. And this definitely includes owning books. Honestly, just being around books makes me happier. So I love being in libraries, and I’ve also turned my room into a little bit of a library. I love being able to sort my books in a specific order, and what I love about having my own bookshelf is that all of the books are really special!

I definitely haven’t read all of them, but I’ve read most of my books, and they’re mostly my very favorites, or books I loved when I was younger. I even have some of my parents books from when they were kids, which is really fun.

But, physical books definitely cost a lot. Adult hardcovers are often 25-30 dollars, which feels like a lot for just one book. But, I tend to get a lot more middle grade and young adult books in general, not only because that’s a lot more of what I read, but because they’re also often 10-20 dollars cheaper.

I also have lots of books that I bought from used bookstores, or found in little free libraries. There definitely are cheaper ways to buy books than to get them brand new from Barnes and Noble.

Do you buy books after you’ve read them to add to your collection?

All the time! A lot of the time I’d rather buy a book that I know I love and want to reread, than a book I don’t know that I’m not sure I’m going to like. Then, I’m reading the books that I do own a lot more, and I end up with a lot less books on my shelves that I don’t like.

Do you buy special edition collector sets?

Not really. I got these special edition dust jackets for the Gilded Wolves trilogy a few years ago that I have up on my wall as posters. I also have this two book compilation of the Little House books that I got when I was younger, and that’s very special! But in general, I don’t really seek out special editions or collector sets of books.

How invested are you in your book collection?

I don’t exactly think of my books as just a collection, because books are more than just a physical object to collect. That said, I love my books, and someday I would love to live in a house with floor to ceiling bookshelves everywhere!!

Something like the library in Beauty and the Beast would be pretty incredible!

This week’s posts:

Raji @ Worlds Unlike Our Own | Jillian @ Jillian the Bookish Butterfly | Kathryn @ Kathryn Books | Fives @ Down the Rabbit Hole | Elli @ Ace Reader | Dini @ Dini Panda Reads | Hannah @ Hannah’s Library | The Bageler @ It’s the Bageler!

Last week’s posts: Problematic Inspiration

Since I didn’t do an entire post of my own for last week’s LTB, here is a list of all the participants!

Fives @ Down the Rabbit Hole | The Bageler @ It’s the Bageler! | Kathryn @ Kathryn Books | Raji @ Worlds Unlike Our Own

Thanks so much to everyone who participated, and don’t forget to go and discover some new blogs! If I missed your post, let me know in the comments so I can add it up here! And, if you don’t want your post linked up here, or you want your blog linked differently just let me know.

Do you like collecting books? Do you ever buy books you’ve already read? What about special editions? What inspiration do you consider to be problematic? Is any kind of inspiration ‘bad’? Chat with me in the comments below!

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