Stacking the Shelves: Who Buys The Same Book Twice?

Posted September 10, 2017 by Kim in book haul / 5 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is hosted weekly by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Even if I swear left and right that I didn’t mean to buy two copies of the same book, it doesn’t change the fact that I now have the Barnes and Noble and Target versions of Tower of Dawn staring at me. I will not be made to feel guilty by my own books. You guys are just paper, don’t be all imposing and judgmental that I haven’t read all of you yet. (Send help the fan art got me) I mentioned it on Instagram too, but I really haven’t been the biggest fan of Chaol. Still, I’m happy to have Tower of Dawn while I wait for the finale to release. I’m actually a little more excited to have the U.K. version of Heir of Fire because I’ve wanted it since forever. I also wanted the U.K. version of Brandon Sanderson’s books, but I forgot that the Way of Kings is split into two books. It was simply too detrimental to my wallet, so I chose the beautiful 20th Anniversary Slytherin edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone instead. The sprayed pages are beautiful, but I also have way too many copies of Harry Potter. I still stubbornly think it was well worth it, especially because my other editions are the American versions. (They’re all different, okay. I promise.) I might’ve also told myself not to buy Godsgrave until I read Nevernight, but

A) I never listen to myself.
B) Exclusive editions are my bread and butter.
C) I kinda wanted it.
D) Please don’t let me buy the U.K. versions of these books either or else I’ll really need help.

I used the Book Depository for the first time ever, and it was a fairly good transaction experience. So really, all is well. Except my process of getting rid of books. At this rate it’s going to take years.

Do you ever buy duplicate copies of the same book on purpose?

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5 responses to “Stacking the Shelves: Who Buys The Same Book Twice?

  1. I have multiple duplicates of the Harry Potter series, and I had City of Ashes two times because it was included in the new box set of all the books that I got for my birthday.
    Other than that, I don’t usually buy books twice. My father, though, has accidentally bought the same book many times because he thought I may be interested in it. LOL.

    • Kim

      I’ve been so tempted to buy the newest Cassandra Clare boxsets, but I’m telling myself that my editions are more than enough. Harry Potter is definitely a favorite re-purchase for me. I have no idea what I’m doing with all the copies but just changing the cover art seems to get me every time. 🙁

      Haha, that’s so nice of your father to think about books you would like! Your taste must be similar if he accidentally buys duplicates of books you already own 🙂
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