The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Crazy-For-Books and is currently being hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a new question is posted for book bloggers to answer in the coming week. The purpose of the hop is connection and community. You can discover new blogs to follow, new books to read, and you may end up with some new followers, as well!
This Week’s Question
Is there a hard-to-find first edition that you would love to own? If so, why?
Submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.
As much as I love books, and as much as I love having them on my shelf, I’m not one to hunt down specific editions. First of all, they’re usually expensive as hell. I barely have a budget for normal books, let alone hard-to-find first editions! Second of all, even if I did have the money, I don’t know if I could justify the cost. Because it’s not like I’d be reading this first edition and they usually aren’t all that pretty to look at. So I would have bought it just to say I own it and that’s just not enough for me to be spending hundreds of dollars.
All that said, for the sake of this question, let’s say I could both afford a hard-to-find first edition and wanted to actually own it. I would probably go with something from my childhood that I adored. Mostly because those are the editions I think would be the hardest to find and the added nostalgia would make it a little more worth it. In that case, I would absolutely love to have a first edition set of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede! Those books were a big part of my childhood and I lost the books I had as a kid a long time ago. I blame frequent moves and a literal hurricane (long story). I think, in this hypothetical universe, having a first edition set would make me a happy camper.
Of course, I honestly don’t know how hard it would be to find the first editions of those books or how expensive they would be. But we’re talking in hypotheticals anyways!