Friday, January 16, 2015

Feature Follow Friday: Book Doubles

Every Friday Parajunkee and Alison Can Read hosts Feature Follow Friday. It's a great way to get to know the blogging community and they ask fun questions!

This week's Question is:

Do you own any doubles of your books? What led to getting that second...or third or fourth...copy?

I own a lot of doubles. But there are many reasons why. Like I got a second copy as a gift. I got a second copy that was signed. Or I bought it as an ebook and loved it so much I had to get a hard copy.

Lord of the Rings Trilogy
So, I have a weird thing where I do not like the covers of books being the movie poster. I am all for books being made into movies. But I don't like that to be shown on my book. I can barely accept those little stickers that say "Now a Motion Picture" on my books. I also don't really like a trilogy packaged as one book. So I got this complete trilogy book for Christmas one year. And I was super grateful for such a nice gift. But I had to get the books separately and with not movie covers.

Harry Potter
I own three versions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (paperback, hardcover, Korean). The reason being that I need to have all of the books in a series as the same "version." So since I got the first HP book when the series wasn't finished yet, I knew that the newest books would be out as hardcover. I got the paperback while on vacation because it was cheaper. Then I immediately regretted it since I wanted a complete matching set. So, I bought a boxset of the first four in hardcover when I got back home (I know, I'm a weirdo).

Also I bought this Korean version when I was in summer school in Seoul.

Game of Thrones
Bought the first book as an ebook, then I loved it so much that I bought the hardcopy so I could buy the whole set in hardcopy.

Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, The Little Prince
I blame this 100% on my cousin Axie.
She showed me the beautiful Kim Minji covers of these books and I had to have them!
Also, they're all in Korean so I guess I wanted to try to read them. I'm on page 1(st word).


  1. Nice! That's my thing too! One or two of my books started as ebooks and then I bought the real version! Didn't even showcase my JLA books! There are some doubles and triples in the Lux series!

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  2. You've just reminded me that I have doubles of Alice in Wonderland and The Hobbit :-)
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  3. Oooh, wow those are some gorgeous duplicates especially the HP one in Japan. It reminds me how much I'd love to have a full set of the British version of the series. :)

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  4. Oh I also have the bind up of the Lord of Rings book. It is really really old and pretty beat up so I need to get a new collection. I have seen ones that come with the Hobbit and I don't own a copy of that one so I really must get that!
    I also have duplicate copies of HP but that is necessary right?haha

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  5. So cool! I didn't even think about Lord of the Rings. I also have doubles of those because I have a set of them in paperback, and my guy has a set of them in paperback. So now we have doubles of them. I think they even have different covers.
    I would love to have a bunch of different versions of Harry Potter.
    Great post!

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  6. I hate books with movie posters as covers, I always try to find some other versions, like you did. I remember that in Italy, when THG movie was released, it was impossible to find an edition without the movie poster (but of course I did^^).
    Loved the Game of Thrones, still need to read book #3 though, but I'm working on it.
    Great titles!!

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  7. I love the Korean version book covers, especially the Alice in Wonderful. Great collection!
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