Life of a Book Hoarder

Matching Editions

Something that’s become a bookish pet peeve for me over the past few years is when my books in a series don’t match. I know years ago this wasn’t something I really thought about, but as I get older and my hoard increases, I care about my books being the same size, type and cover design.

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: The World of Ice and Fire

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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