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Carmel: Of course! For the most part I have eBook / physical combos. Meaning I received an electronic ARC and loved the story so much that I had to buy a physical copy to display on my shelf. However, I do have a few duplicates as a result of requesting a review copy from the publisher, never receiving a response and then after buying the book I receive it again a week later from the publisher. This doesn’t happen often but it is slightly irritating.
Sue: I own multiple copies of Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and the entire Fever series by Karen Marie Moning – two worlds I can’t get enough of. I’m not one for reading an entire book again, but after reading the Fever series I wanted to hear the audio so I bought those to listen to when I’m commuting or doing mind numbing work, which unfortunately I do a lot of in my day job. The audio is good and the last couple of books there is a Barrons male voice along with the female Mac so it’s enjoyable to listen to. I did the same with Daughter of Smoke and Bone, only in reverse. I bought the audio thinking I could pass some time, but when I realized how outstanding the writing is I had to buy the book and re-read it. The story had to be tangible to me, so having it in my hands allowed me to pause over the beautiful descriptions and passages.
What about you?
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I have a couple books that I have multiple copies of. First, I have two sets of the Harry Potter books: the original set of hardcovers that have been abused over the years, and a pretty set of paperbacks that are on display and have never been opened.
I have duplicated of some ARCs this summer, from going to BEA and then receiving a second copy in the mail. I’ll be giving them away sometime soon.
Finally, I have a hardcover and paperback copy of The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab. I bought the hardcover last summer, but when I was at BEA I got a paperback copy signed. So that I’ll be keeping forever.
I do! Quite often I will have paper, ebook, and audio of the same book. Sometimes I will find I have two copies in paper, and I try to place them in a good home as soon as possible. No need to be greedy, right? I find I usually get others in return, so it somehow never reduces the number in my physical library…
Actually I do! I still have several novels from teenage days (back then I read all books in my native tongue German) and in some cases I later bought the English originals. Oh and I also stocked up on all four eBooks from SM Reine’s Season of the Moon series, despite owning the first one as paperback. I wanted to have the whole series and not one missing on my new Kindle. Understandable, right?
when i’m really a fan i have the french edition and the original one ^^;; or for some book i have one copy and one signed that i won later ( and i can’t say no to a signed book)
haha pathetically yes I have a lot of duplicates. I have ebook copies and real copies. And then I sometimes own a book but then win a signed copy. I usually keep both because I want to save my signed copy and keep it nice and read the unsigned copy. Sometimes I loan out books and can’t wait to get them back so then I end up buying them again. That is how I ended up with a million copies of the Twilight series. lol Everyone borrowed them so I bought new and then eventually got a bunch of copies back.
@Bekka Those all seem like logical reasons to have multiple copy in my opinion!
@Zita Wow, three versions of the same book. You’re hardcore! 😛
@Birgit Admittedly I haven’t read all of Reine’s Season of the Moon series but from what I have read… yes, definitely!
@miki Signed copies are always a good reason to have duplicates!
@Jennifer Messerschmidt That’s crazy! Someone’s impatient. 😉 LOL
I actually do have two books that I have two copies of!
1) The Savage Blood by Tamara Rose Blodgett. I have a signed paperback and the Kindle edition.
2) Pure by Julianna Baggott. I have an eARC and a signed hardcover.
YES! I have all the Downside Ghost series by Stacia Kane in ebook and audible book. This series is an awesome UF read or listen.
I totally own several copies of several editions!!!! Like I own a signed ARC of Fighting to Survive, and a finished copy! Then I own several ebooks, then hard copies of the same one… Then I have some ecopies, paperbacks and hard copies, it’s a bit ridiculous actually!
A Song of Fire and Ice ~ I’ve got the eBook version and I’ve got the first 2 physical books of the series.
@Angie Well, at least yours is a pretty short list. Unlike some of us… LOL
@Jennifer TheBookNympho Yeah, yeah. I’m sure it is… It’s on my pile… somewhere. LOL
@Bookish Brunette I know the feeling. You think one copy of a book would be enough but nooo.
@tinkerbell the bipolar faerie Not sure if that counts. j/k 😉
I do a little bit… More than 5 books I believe.