Thursday, November 19, 2015

Discussion: Book Collections

Today, I want to know if any of you have any books that you collect! Certain authors that you want ALL THE BOOKS from or just a certain book, or whatever!

I don't think that it's news to anyone that Alexandra Bracken is my favorite author EVER! I have a pretty badass collection of her books! I first picked up THE DARKEST MINDS late last year and I was just hooked! I loved everything about it. I promptly bought the next two books and devoured them! It is such an excellent series! So after I finished it, I bought the first two in hardcover as well! I have actually acquired a lot of copies of Alex's books! For TDM I have:

Hardcover of THE DARKEST MINDS
Paperback of THE DARKEST MINDS
Signed paperback of THE DARKEST MINDS
ARC of THE DARKEST MINDS

Hardcover of NEVER FADE
Paperback of NEVER FADE
ARC of NEVER FADE

Hardcover of IN THE AFTERLIGHT

Hardcover of THROUGH THE DARK!

I just need to get paperbacks of IN THE AFTERLIGHT and THROUGH THE DARK and then audiobooks of all of them!

After I read TDM, I picked up BRIGHTLY WOVEN and I absolutely loved that one too and that's when I decided that Alex was my favorite author! I have a lot of copies of that one as well. I have:

Hardcover
Paperback
ARC

I didn't really think that I was going to find an ARC because I'd never seen one before, but ask and ye shall receive! I shouted my request into the #booksfortrade void and I got a response!

Then there's her Star Wars book! I have them one in hardcover and ARC format, but I haven't actually gotten around to reading it yet! But hopefully soon! I think I've just been putting it off because I've never seen Star Wars before.

Finally, there's her soon-to-be-released book, Passenger! I am SO excited for this book! I have shouted my request into the #booksfortrade void several times and have yet to come up with anything, but I have hope! Someone messaged me and told me the email address they used to request a copy from the PR team behind the media company that distributes them and I tried that out. I'm not really holding my breath, but a girl can dream, right? If anyone out there is reading this and wants to get rid of their ARC, I will gladly take it off your hands! ;) I'll love you forever and kiss your face!

I have had the hardcover of that one preordered since February 2nd! I think that I'm going to have to order another copy because I have to order one from the bookstore I'm attending the PassTruth Tour at to get a ticket! I am SO excited that I am ACTUALLY getting to attend this tour. I never really thought that it would happen! But it's going to be in St. Paul! That is so doable! So long as the weather cooperates! I have already gotten work off, a place to stay, a ride around the cities, and someone to come with me! Maybe I'll just give the extra copy away on here or something!

Also, I'm sure everyone has heard, but if you haven't, Alex has signed a deal to write FOUR more books! So, how big is my collection going to be after all that? SO BIG! I'm going to need to get a whole bookshelf, just for her books! How cool would that be?

So first, she will have a two book middle grade series called THE LAST 13 NIGHTS OF PROSPERITY REDDING which was inspired by her love of spookiness and American History! Then two more young adult stand alone novels! And that is all ON TOP OF Wayfarer! Could this get any better?! I don't think it could!

Also! Have you seen the sneak peek pictures on twitter of the book trailer for Passenger? The look so amazing! I don't think I've ever watched a book trailer before, but I know what my first one will be!

So! What books do you collect, if any? Is there anything that you know of that I should add to my collection?

2 comments:

  1. I love Alex's books too :D

    I've been reading her books since I discovered Brightly Woven as a paperback and I have loved them all. I don't collect a lot but I am winding up with a lot of copies of Passenger because of BEA and wanting a hardcover too. I still need to decide if I'll read her Star Wars book (I don't do a lot of MG0 and I need to buy Through the Dark eventually when I see her at a signing again.

    I try to be very mindful of the books I own so I really only have multiples of books that have quoted me/my blog and then some very special signed titles. I realized collecting was fun in the moment but I didn't feel any special satisfaction in having all of those duplicate books on my shelves so if I decide I want a new edition I sometimes just "upgrade" instead. I'm actually doing another round of weeding soon.

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    1. I already have three copies of Passenger preordered! I have one from Amazon so I can have it the day it comes out and two from the bookstore I'm going to the PassTruth Tour at! One for me and one for my sister. I haven't read the Star Wars book yet, but I'm sure I'll love it! I've never seen Star Wars before! I was considering collecting more series, but I realized that just collecting Alex's books is kind of a lot of work so I scratched that idea. But I adore her work so much that I don't even care if my collection takes up precious bookshelf space! I love it! That's my favorite shelf to look at!

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