Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book-related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog. See the latest question below:

I am not necessarily a collector of first editions, but I do collect signed books and I have looked for first editions in the past. I would categorize the question more as “able to afford” instead of hard to find. I saw a first edition of Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers selling for over $500. I can’t afford to spend that on a book right now or in the foreseeable future.

I do have signed first editions of several of Jodi Taylor’s books, both from when she was with a small press and after she signed with Headline. She actually sells signed books on her website and the new books usually come before the publication date, so I have several of those. She lives in the UK and hasn’t yet done a tour in the US. If she ever does, I’ll be there with my book to sign. Also, when an author sends me a book to review directly, I always ask them to sign it. To my author friends: Thank You!

One of the things I plan to do for fun after I retire is travel to lots of book signings by my favorite authors.

This is my signed copy of Jodi Taylor’s first book. Isabel Barclay is the villain in her first book and the main character, Madeline Maxwell (Max), calls her Bitchface. Thus the inscription.

What about you: Do you collect first editions, signed books, or anything book related?

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book-related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog. See the latest question below.

submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

I’ll have to count:

I have an Audible account and one audiobook a month comes with that, so I buy one audiobook a month.

I also have a Kindle Unlimited account, and I’m allowed to borrow up to 20 books at a time. But they aren’t free because I pay a monthly fee for it. In the end I have to return them, so I guess those don’t count. But I do pay a fee. I use this a lot for Self-Published Saturday so I can read the books and the authors still get credit for it.

And of course, like all book bloggers, I get tons and tons of free books, resulting in a mountainous TBR. I have boxes of books I’ve read and reviewed that are going to be donated to free libraries and various other places. You would think that with all those free books coming in, I wouldn’t need to buy any, but I do.

I have certain authors whose books I always buy, especially my favorite, Jodi Taylor, author of the Chronicles of St. Mary’s and Time Police series. I buy her books in hardcover (she sells signed copies on her website), ebook for the convenience, and audiobook because even after reading the print book, I always hear something on the audiobook that I missed. There are a few other authors whose books I always buy.

So despite getting all these free books, I would say I buy two to four books a month, counting the audiobook.