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June 5: Have you ever bought multiple editions of the same book? What inspires you to do that (e.g., covers, language, author revisions)?
No, no I haven’t. I tend to be one of those “there are already too many things in the Universe” sort of people, so the idea of having more than one copy of the same book makes me sort of itchy. I mean, you can only read them one at a time anyway, right? My husband, on the other hand, hoards books like they’re suddenly going to disappear completely. I can’t figure out why he needs SIX copies of Dune, especially if I’m not even allowed to READ some of them! I’m not a fan of having an extra set of “fine china” you only use on special occasions, either. Why have something you’re not allowed to use? It just sits around and collects dust. I’m all for functional (especially multi-functional) stuff. I might not have more than one copy of A Wrinkle in Time, then, but you can bet I’ve got A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, A Ring of Endless Light, Many Waters, and all the rest of Madeline L’Engle’s awesome works snuggled right next to it on my shelf. *grin*
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