Monday, November 14, 2011

Musing Mondays: Collecting and Reading What You Collect



This week’s musing asks…
Are you currently collecting any authors? Why?
Do you have all of their books? If not, why not? 
Did you buy all the books in the collection at the same time, or did you buy a book here, a book there? Have you actually read all of the collection? If not, why not?
I collect first editions of Booker Prize winning books but I don't buy the firsts until after I've read the books, unless I just happen to stumble across something cheaply, because they're very expensive. I don't have all of them and I probably never will, because some are just prohibitively expensive. And I don't want to buy the firsts of the books I haven't actually, you know, enjoyed.

I also collect Margaret Atwood first editions, a few of which I haven't yet read, but I've read most of her books. I'll pick up an A.S. Byatt first if I happen to find it reasonably priced but I don't seek them out. If I haven't read something in a collection, it's just because I haven't gotten around to it- same as my other unread books!

More Musing Mondays at ShouldBeReading.wordpress.com.