“Special” Books I Own

musing mondays

Musing Mondays is a weekly event where MizB will ask a book/reading-related question, and I will answer with my own thoughts on the topic. This is a meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What types of “special” books do you own? For example, do you have any really old books? Any collections based on your interests (eg. architecture, etc)?

A day before I went to my favorite secondhand bookstore two weeks ago, I had this strange feeling that I reeeeeally need to go there because I might find something really good. It happened to me three or four times before and everytime I went there I scored some awesome titles. That’s really weird, right? Whatever, at least I got some good books in very cheap prices!

As I was saying, I went to my favorite bookstore two weeks ago to look for some books. And guess what I found? A first edition Harry Potter book! *insert crazy dance here*


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My goal for this year is to collect all Harry Potter books and marathon them in December. I haven’t read any of the Harry Potter book so this seems like a good idea. (Don’t judge me please lol.)

Back in February, I also got the first HP book in this rare edition! I haven’t seen this edition anywhere so it’s pretty special to me.

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By slowly collecting these HP books and buying them from secondhand bookstores I’ll get them cheap but in different editions. But it’s okay because reading them in different formats/editions sounds cooler anyway.

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My mom brought out this ancient looking cookbook yesterday from our storage cabinet and I remembered that I used to read it when I was younger. I’m a big reader since I was a kid but I didn’t have a lot of books then so I just read this cookbook.       CAM02541

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A few months ago I bought this Maya Angelou book from the same secondhand bookstore I bought the Harry Potter books. It’s not the first series so I can’t read it yet but at least I have it! It’s a little battered too but that’s okay because it’s really cheap.

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I also have three old copies of the Star Trek books!

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Do you own any “special” books? Maybe a set of books handed down from one generation to another in your family. Tell me!

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5 thoughts on ““Special” Books I Own

  1. HAH! I have one that is a first signed edition of a book, but it’s something that I bought on a whim from a professor in college and haven’t really read yet. BUT! I do have a French edition of one of my favorite books ever, Blood Song! The author sent it to me and I love it because I can practice my French skills while having a gosh good time with i!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  2. You sort of have a bookish sixth sense–haha, that’s awesome. I wish I had that so I don’t get disappointed every time I leave secondhand stores. :/ And not judging for not having read HP yet–I’ve only finished the first four books as of now. 🙂

    I don’t really have any special books that I can think of, actually. I didn’t start reading until I was eleven and the books I buy are usually in new condition. 😀

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