Friday, June 15, 2012

TGIF: Your Most Valuable Book



From your personal collection of books, which ones hold the most value to you - is it signed by the author? or maybe it's your favorite story of all time? Share it with us.


I'm sure I'm the odd bug here, but I haven't a single book that I'd be sad if I lost. In fact, I'm the opposite of most bookies:  I give away most of my books!


How about you? 


TGIF at GReads is for Fridays to re-cap the week's posts & to propose a question for book bloggers.

18 comments:

  1. I'm not a person who rereads books, so I tend to give them away after I read them. There are a couple that are near and dear to my heart, though. The first print book with my name listed as the editor: The Fae Dragon Chronicles, Book One: Love Chosen, and the other is a book written by an author I adore: Danann Frost Falls From Grace by Joanne Valiukas.

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    1. Yes, it would be difficult to give away the first book that listed you as editor.

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  2. Not sure If I've a single book that I'd be lost without, probably the closest would be my copy of Crow by Ted Hughes, which like Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" I've had in various versions (formats) since I discovered them.

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    1. Not sure I've ever read Ted Hughes...I've held him responsible for the death of his wife, perhaps falsely.

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  3. I love my Lenora Mattingly Weber books-- I picked them up at library sales and rummage sales in the late 70s, and by the early 90s they were hard to find and selling for big bucks. Image Cascade reissued them in paperback, but I love my copies with the rounded edges to the pages and the library stamps. I don't really think anything I own is valuable in the monetary sense.

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    1. I understand your wish to keep something that is special to you.

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  4. Oh! Total opposite! I treasure every book just about! Signed ones even more! I'm a bibliophile!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I was like this once. When I was younger....

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  5. Oh my, I think my favorite book is a childhood fav. It is from a collection call The Children's Hour. My favorite is the 5th book called Best Loved Poems. I have the entire set from childhood but this one I cherish and even found another copy to share with the new granddaughter that will arrive in September. I love, love, love books and I LOVE to own them. I too give a good many away but if I really enjoy reading them, hardbacks only, I will keep them. My other fav is Chiefs by Stuart Woods and I have everything he has ever written.

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    1. I find that when I want to reread a book, I always manage to locate another copy.

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  6. My ratty copy of A Separate Peace from my college days.

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  7. I have a signed first edition of Gene Fowler's John Barrymore Bio, Good Night, Sweet Prince that I treasure.

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    1. Sometimes it is not the book as much as the experience of connecting with the author.

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  8. The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier. I could lose any other book I owed. Just not that one!

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    1. Sounds like there's a story with this book....

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  9. I had no idea! I give away books when I know that I'm never going to read or reread them. My most valuable book is Women by Anne Leibovitz. My mother bought it for me years ago to show her appreciation for me taking care of my infant sisters.

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  10. I have too many books that hold value for me, and the reasons can vary. In many instances they are re-reads. In others I have some positive memory associated with it. And yeah, I've got some autographed ones as well.

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