Thursday, February 26, 2009
Booking Through Thursday
Hardcover? Or paperback?
Illustrations? Or just text?
First editions? Or you don’t care?
Signed by the author? Or not?
The majority of my books buying are in paperback. Mostly all the series and trilogies books are. But a lot of my favorite auto buy authors are brought in hardcover. I do have some hardcover that are a stand alone books. But I also have some that are in series too. Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series and Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooter series books, for example. And then I also have trade paperback books too, which isn't whole lot of them.
Not sure if I'm answering this question correctly, but I think I prefer texts over pictures, although a cute little picture (like a pair of shoes for example) over the top of the inside Chapters of the book is nice touch. But then what attracted me more is the pictures from the bookcover. I just only wish that the picture (especially model) would match the characters from inside of the book. If it auto buy authors, I weren't care one way or another if it has picture or texts only.
I would have wanted first edition books. It'll be in it original form. But sometime one way or another, I weren't care as long as it good as new.
And yes, I would love it if authors personalized/signed my books. I have some that are personalized and signed but mostly are from virtual signing. I wish that some of my favorite authors could come down and have their booksigning here. But the close they ever come is to Texas and Florida. Including other states. But I couldn't go. The only two authors I did met face to face was Suzanne Brockmann and Nora Roberts. There whole lot of other authors I would love to met someday!
What about you? How do you collected?
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