Booking Through Thursday

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

These days I only collect books which I plan to read and those that I plan to reread. If I don’t plan on rereading a book then no matter how great and wonderful it was, it will go to BookMooch. It’s simply a matter of space. However, I do collect ebooks because they don’t take any physical space and usually they cost less than print books. Also, once I’ve bought one, I’m stuck with it. They can’t be given away. Sure, I can delete them from my computer but that’s not the same thing.

I prefer paperbacks over hardcovers because of cost and space. Of course, ebooks beat both.

I tend to associate illustrated books with children’s books. So, I prefer without, thanks.

I don’t care about edition numbers. Signing would be nice but only a few authors bother to come here. I do have a few books signed by Neil Gaiman, though. He’s been here more than a couple of times.