02 May, 2011

Guess the Pattern...

I have this bad habit and I think it will become very apparent as you take a look at some of my collection below.

Can you guess when I started reading these series'?



The Long Price (This one doesn't really apply since I was planning on buying all in mass market paperback and then Tor decided not to release The Price of Spring in mmpb):



I plan to catch up on the hardbacks once I have money incoming instead of outgoing, but you can also tell I definitely can't wait for the next volume in my series to come out. Must Have Now!

Although for some of these series', like Malazan Book of the Fallen and Wheel of Time, I had started the series and then a mmpb came out and I bought that instead of the hardcover.

7 comments:

Ryan said...

looks shockingly similar to my shelves!

Seak (Bryce L.) said...

Haha. I love it. :)

Bibliotropic said...

I'm annoying picky when it comes to how I get my books in a series. If I started getting them in paperback, I want to continue getting them in paperback. Same with hardcover. My Wheel of Time collection has to be an exception because I bought a lot of them second-hand when I was in high school, and so couldn't be picky because otherwise it meant not actually getting the book. But now, I try to keep things the way my OCD likes them!

ediFanoB said...

You are not alone.
To be honest most of the time I go for pb or mmpb due to lack of space. It is also a question of money:
1 hc = 2 - 3 mmpb

Sarah (Bookworm Blues) said...

You could have taken those pictures off of my bookshelf. I do the EXACT SAME THING. I keep planning on replacing all of my paperbacks with hard covers, but I never quite get that far.

Seak (Bryce L.) said...

The problem is, there's always something new to spend your money on! Just like ediFanoB said. :)

Yona said...

i tell myself the same thing: "i will catch up on them other hardbacks later. for the sake of symmetry. but for now: i need the new book!" haha. nice.