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Book Blogger Hop #35 – Do You Own More Than One Copy of a Book?

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The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question. The hop begins on a Friday and ends on a Thursday and should hopefully give people the opportunity to learn something new about the blogger.

The Book Blogger Hop can be found on Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and obviously my answers can be found here!

Do you own more than one copy of a book

Last week when asked if I always carried a book with me I played ‘anatomy of a handbag.’ This week I’m going to play ‘anatomy of a book stack.’

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It’s not a lot of multiple copies but I am that person who likes to receive (and buy) signed copies and special editions of books I already own.

Here are some um…. outtakes from me trying to take that photo.

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She hates having her photo taken but the second I want to take a photo of anything else she’s just got to be involved.

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I have not done so well at this recently *slaps own hand* but I shall hopefully be able to ‘get back on it’ soon. I say this with regularity I know!


Let me know whether you have more one than copy of a book and what the reasons are for those copies. Heck, let me know if you have a cat or other fur-baby that just can’t stop themselves from nosing!

Until nextΒ later this week when the question is about what authors do I always read and recommend!

15 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop #35 – Do You Own More Than One Copy of a Book?

  1. Awww Willow! ❀ I especially love the one where she's peeking from the back with mischievous intent. xD I actually only have one book in two copies and that's H.P.Lovecraft's complete stories, both editions are deluxe, and one is in Serbian and the other in English. Oh wait, I have the illustrated Harry Potter's too, and the regular ones, so that's three more books in multiples. I would love to have every possible version of Harry Potter though! I don't have any of the books from your picture sadly, but hopefully I'll buy them all!

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    1. She is literally the Queen of mischievous intent. Honestly, she’s so hard to pin down to take a photo of her when I want to take a photo of her and then she just miraculously appears when I’m trying to be all photographyie.

      Oooh that’s an interesting point for multiple language speakers – having a copy of a book in your native language and your non-native one – which I guess would probably be English 99% of the time? I quite like the idea of that especially for special editions.

      I never touch my special ones, they sit and look pretty but the version of the book that I read always looks battered and abused!

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      1. Hehehe I love her. πŸ˜€

        Yup, English as a second language 100% of the time haha, I’m not yet well versed in my 3rd language to read serious books. :/

        Hahaha, well I do that with kindle vs special edition, so most of my actual books look unopened haha. πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you! I think so too but then I am hugely biased!

      A lot of my multiples are special or different editions of the book that have been gifted to me as I wouldn’t buy them for myself. I think people have cottoned onto my likes now and so I guess that makes me easy to buy presents for! πŸ˜›

      I keep the signed copy but then regift the unsigned (and read) version so that way I always end up with the one copy and not multiples. I just have to be reaaaally careful not to donate the wrong one!

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  2. I have a couple multiples where I bought prettier covers and plan to get rid of the original. Plus, I have a special Slytherin edition of Philosopher’s Stone (20th Anniversary). Also, please include more pictures of your cat being a nuisance. I love and would do anything for her.

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    1. I quite like the idea of buying new pretty versions once a book has been read and then regifting or donating the original version. I did that with Norse Mythology, I brought two copies – one original signed from Neil Gaiman which I have kept and one unsigned one that I read and then gave to a friend! I was also gifted a copy because people know I love Neil Gaiman!

      A Slytherin edition of the Philosopher’s Stone sounds absolutely gorgeous!

      Oh my cat is a mischief and I’ll be sure to include more photos!


  3. Haha 4 copies of Americans Gods is so on brand for you! That Folio Society edition is gorgeous (I’m jealous) and I love your beautiful cat. Awww I could go on and on and on and ON about how much I love black cats, but I won’t cuz…no explanation needed. πŸ˜›

    I don’t own as many books as most people, but the ones I do collect I do buy different editions of, such as The Once and Future King by T.H. White, The Song of Achilles, the Bartimaeus trilogy, etc. I personally don’t like owning multiples of the same book, but I make exceptions when it comes to hardcore favorites. 😊

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    1. I know! It’s funny because only one of those versions I got for myself, the others are special edition gifts so I think friends have cottoned onto my interests! The Folio Society edition is so lovely but I just don’t touch it ever!

      I’m obviously a huge fan of my nonsense cat and I love that she’s a little black cat. She was born in October so she truly is a witches familiar… not that I’m a witch but you get what I mean!

      I think I have a ‘live and let live’ thought process behind multiple copies of books. I wouldn’t buy more than one copy of a book for myself (aside from Norse Mythology but I re-gifted the non signed version that I read) and the multiple copies I have received are gifts but if people want to buy different versions of books I don’t see the harm.

      We all have hobbies and even though books and reading are one that a lot of us book bloggers have in common (surprisingly!) I like to hear about the differences in how people approach their hobby. It’s not like people are buying meth! I mean…. they could be….


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