I rarely keep any of my books, they either go to a charity shop or if I think they would be interested, my family or friends. Perhaps this is why I am attracted to 'special collections'. You know the ones, its when publishers release a limited edition set of Jane Austin books or cloth bound books of old classics for a limited time only. I rarely actually buy any of these sets because I find that with special edition copies comes a special edition price as well, but I do like looking at them so here are my latest 'wants'
Now I was in town a week ago and I saw Alice in Wonderland in HMV for £1.99, but in Waterstones they had this rather nice edition for £12.99.
Now I'm not an idiot, this is a book I've never read so I did get the £1.99 one but it didn't stop me thinking about it. The rest of this rather lovely collection can be see here.
Bloomsbury do a special collection of Margaret Atwood books that when lined up spell ATWOOD on the spines.
Little Brown publishing have released these books here which are special edition and the covers have been designed by various textile designers. These were released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Virago Modern Classics back in 2008.
oh then we have these as seen on various book blogs over the past year.
No these are not special edition, but they do all have matching covers...........therefore I want them............all.
There is a bit of a point to this post, I recently treated myself to these.
To celebrate being 75 years, penguin have released the 'books of the decades'. Basically 5 books from each decade from the 50s to the 80s which according to them 'helped shape modern Britian' So four decades, 20 books - I don't really see how that fits with the '75' years thing but there you go.
What I have brought are the books from the 70s decade, the books here appealed to me plus one of them is a collection of Daphne du Maurier's short stories which I can use for the du Maurier challenge.
So there you go, some books which I will be keeping.