This week’s Tuesday Thingers question: “Work multiples. Do you own multiple copies of any books? Which ones? Why? Can you share your list?”
I don’t have any duplicates listed on Library Thing, but I do own a few books in duplicate — though not always intentionally!
I intentionally own two copies of are Marisa de los Santos’ Belong To Me. I picked up an ARC at work and then noticed in a company newsletter that the publisher was giving out ARCs signed be the author! Needless to say, I couldn’t pass that up — so I have one copy to read and share with others, and another to keep on my pretty white bookshelf for posterity.
Books that I unintentionally have multiple copies of include Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree (gifts from two grandmothers when I was a child); Meg Cabot’s Big Boned (my sister bought it, not knowing I already had an ARC waiting in the stacks); and Stephenie Meyer’s Eclipse (my boyfriend knew I was heavy into the series and picked it up, planning to be sweet, but I’d already invested in the set).
And why do I still have multiple copies of the same book? I feel bad giving them away, knowing they were presents! Isn’t that always the case?