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Subject: Doubles of your keepers?
Date Posted: 6/9/2008 4:37 PM ET
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Okay, now I'm being ridiculous.  Does anyone else have doubles of their keepers?  I just got a wishlisted book of a keeper that I already own but I had it on my list for emergency.  What emergency, you ask?  I have no idea.

Angie -
Date Posted: 6/9/2008 4:38 PM ET
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I have doubles of some of them!

 

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 4:43 PM ET
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I can't afford to be that anal.. but I do have a few. <blush> For example, I could never give up my old hardcover of I Capture the Castle, but a favorite bookseller found me a really gorgeous paperback edition, so I had to keep that too.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 4:54 PM ET
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I do have doubles of many of my keepers.  Sometimes the double is for loaning purposes because I would never loan my actual keeper book.   Sometimes the double is an alternate form of the book.   For example, I have the hardback copy of The Stand, but it's too big to read comfortably so I also have my old beat up paperback copy.   And I have THREE copies of A Knight in Shining Armor - one keeper copy, one for loaning and the audio version which I also love.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 4:58 PM ET
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I have doubles of a few.  Some I got to use in game swaps.  Most of the doubles I have are because I forget what I have bought/ordered, and think "this sounds good!" and buy it, only to realize later on that I already have it.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 5:02 PM ET
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I have a hardback copy of The Texas Trilogy which includes TEXAS DESTINY, TEXAS GLORY, and TEXAS SPENDOR and a paperback copy of TEXAS DESTINY.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 5:15 PM ET
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I have a few - some because I've gotten the hardback version.  Some because the original is starting to wear out.  And I have a couple that I have been lucky enough to get autographed copies of, and since I don't want anything to happen to those copies, I have to have another copy for actual reading.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 6:43 PM ET
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yep me to...I buy the paperback then get the Hardcover.(just for emergencies) :)

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 6:50 PM ET
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Well, guess I'm the first to say nope.  I do occasionally wind up with doubles but I post them for swap when I discover it.  I don't have 2 of any book, even my most favorite keepers.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 7:12 PM ET
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Not really, i never loan my keepers (not a lot of my friends read) but sometimes i get the urge to buy the same books over and over again, lol. Like the Belgariad by David Eddings - actually i have those in the first edition paperback and in the newer large paperback.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 7:13 PM ET
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nope.  no doubles of keepers.

i've picked up several doubles of things on TBR over time, but i usually know i'm doing it and am picking it up to swap.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 8:22 PM ET
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I had doubles of all of the Outlander books, one in paperback and one in hardback.  I finally posted the paperbacks since they are in high demand.  I do have an unread copy of Outlander and Breath of Snow in paperback that I haven't been able to part with even though I have them in hardback.  I would have no problem parting with them if they were used copies. :-)

All other duplicate copies I have are because I'm forgetful and buy the same book twice.  I tend to do that a lot.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 9:54 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/9/2008 11:09 PM ET
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I had the Outlander series in paperback (mass market for Outlander and DIA, but the bigger ones for the rest) then found used hardcovers for all but Outlander. After a while I went ahead and posted the duplicated paperbacks. I also have books 1-4 on audio. I haven't actually read the hardcovers, but had already read the paperbacks all the way through 3 times. So now the hardcovers are for emergency re-reads - you know, when you just have to have a Jamie-and-Claire fix.

I have inadvertantly gotten duplicates through some PBS specials, like a special on 7 books by the same author - I already had 2 but it was still a good deal, since 1 of the 7 was one of those 3 books in one. Right now I'm hanging on to the duplicates, maybe as loaners or something, since there's a bunch already listed here.

And I have one of my all time favorites loaned out to someone that I do truly trust will eventually return it, but I came this close to buying another copy today just cuz it was there! (It's Jo Goodman's A Season To Be Sinful)

So I hear ya about having duplicates for emergencies - it could happen!

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 7:32 AM ET
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  I blush to tell you this, but I actually bought THREE copies once of a romantic suspense because I kept forgetting I had it.  I was so annoyed when I rearranged my shelf and found three of them.  GRRRR!

Michelle -- You're too young to be forgetful.  Wait till you hit 40......then you'll buy the same book 6 times :)

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 10:02 AM ET
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I don't keep doubles either but I tend to forget the books I read and then I buy them again (which happened to me twice last month.) Now that I'm swaping here is not so bad but when I used to buy them new, it was terribly annoying.

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 10:22 AM ET
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I try to pick up books at the ubs that I know will be ordered at pbs. I've mailed out STANDING IN THE SHADOWS  by Shannon Mckinna 3 times plus I have a copy of my own.

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 5:03 PM ET
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No doubles for me either, I have no space for one thing for extras, and too many others I haven't yet read that I always want.  The few times I've ended up with a double, I give it to a friend or trade it.

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 9:47 PM ET
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Yeah, no doubles for me here. I have "upgraded" a few books if that counts?

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 11:26 PM ET
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Heh...  Usually, when I discover I have doubles of something, it's - Oh hell.  Did I buy/order this?  Twice?  And it happens all the time too:P  Mostly, I noticed it here, like I'd have something and then get it in a BOB swap, or a bonus book with a Book Bazaar special.  Which isn't as bad as actually requesting it twice, I suppose...  What's really embarrassing is how many times I've gone to the UBS, bought a big bag of books, and realized I had double copies of something:P  As far as keepers go, the only ones I have doubles of are 3 of my rare Marsha Canham books, and I really didn't do that intentionally, so much as I just got a really great deal on a complete set of her books through ebay.  It didn't give me double copies of quite everything, and on the upside, I was able to share several of Marsha Canham's books with friends here:)

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 1:14 AM ET
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Date Posted: 6/11/2008 10:05 AM ET
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What's worse is buying a second copy of something you've already read, and didn't particularly like, and only figuring it out when you start reading:P  Or does this only happen to me?  Ahhhh, senility...

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 10:17 AM ET
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What's worse is buying a second copy of something you've already read, and didn't particularly like, and only figuring it out when you start reading:P 

I've done this a few times when a book has been re-released with a different cover.  A lot of times I may not remember the titles, but I remember the covers.  Wonder if the publishers do that for this very reason...

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 10:24 AM ET
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What's worse is buying a second copy of something you've already read, and didn't particularly like, and only figuring it out when you start reading:P 

Kim -- that's happened to me, but luckily it was library books.  

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 10:50 AM ET
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