Thursday, February 26, 2009

Booking Through Thursdays


Booking Through Thursdays asks:

Collectibles:
• Hardcover? Or paperback?
• Illustrations? Or just text?
• First editions? Or you don’t care?
• Signed by the author? Or not?


I’ll pretty much collect any and all books that fascinate me. I don’t really have the money to collect valuable books right now, but that doesn’t stop me from collecting. I have a pile of moldering old books I got from an estate sale. Seriously. They are actually moldering. The spines are crumbling, the pages are transluscent and I’m fairly sure the covers have been nibbled by mice. And they’re probably not worth much, but they make me happy so I keep them.

And I always keep my author-signed books. Most of them are specifically addressed to me, so they're not valuable to any one else other than...you know, the army of other Olgas!

Image source: heidiologies

6 comments:

Karen H. said...

I love the photo with your post. And the idea of moldering books, too. I am still trying to describe the scent of old books, too. There's nothing like it.

twistyfarmy said...

I know exactly what you mean. There is just something about old books, whether there is any monetary value or not.

Beth F said...

LOL at the army of Olgas!!

writemeg said...

I collect anything that makes me happy, too :) Your moldering books would probably have a happy place at my house, too!

Olga said...

@Karen H.: You're totally right--there's nothing like the scent of a decaying book.

@twistyfarmy: thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! :)

@Beth F: We would be a formidable enemy!

@writemeg: I'll know who to call if I need to unload some nice old books now!

claire said...

I also have a few moldering books, too, from the library discards shelves.. lol. :D