Thinking Thursdays

Thoughtful Thursday (#2): Multiple Editions


Thoughtful Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Reading Is Fun Again where I’ll answer whatever bookish question is thrown at me. If you would also like to participate, find out the rules by clicking here.


This Week’s Question:

Have you ever bought multiple editions of the same book? What inspires you to do that (e.g., covers, language, author revisions)?


My Answer:

I’ve never been a big ebook or audible book reader (though I may have to start, seeing as my bookshelf is about to explode), so I don’t own any books both as a hardcopy and digital copy. I do, however, have several editions of some hardcopy books, but they are all classics like The Scarlet Letter and Pride and Prejudice. The only reason I have multiple copies of my favorite classics are because 1) they have so many different, unique covers  2) they are easy to find in used bookstores and  3) they are usually cheap.


What about you? Leave a comment below.

2 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursday (#2): Multiple Editions

  1. I never used to be bad for this until I started buying online. Now if a book comes and I’ve gotten the wrong size to match others in the series then I usually will buy the one that matches. I am terrible for buying newer editions of series I love as well, I don’t like my first copies to get ruined from all the rereading. I’m terrible, I know. Here’s mine, my answer is at the bottom.

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    1. I have the same quirk when it comes to book sizes. If I purchased the first book of a series in paperback, then the whole series has to be paperback. This also happens to me with covers. Take the “Immortals Series” for instance. I bought the first two books with animal covers. Then, they decided to republish them with a girl AND animal on the covers. I was forced to buy the new cover for the third book (because I couldn’t find the old cover for the life of me). I couldn’t stand the books looking mismatched, so I finally ended up with two sets of the same series.


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