This was a tough one for us. When we were younger, we used to worry about the condition of our books and about people cracking the spines of our paperbacks. With time, though, we’ve stopped caring so much about that and we’ve become more concerned with just getting our friends and family to read the books, in whichever condition they get returned to us in.
Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for another great Top Ten Tuesday!
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
I have a few very old copies of this book and each carries with it memories and meaning. One copy is from my grandmother’s shelf and dates back to when she was a child. Another copy is from Pete and it was one of the first older books he got me. The last is from a very good friend who incorporated that book into Pete’s proposal.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
This is another gift from Pete and it’s from one of our favorite local used/antique bookstores.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales
This copy was one my grandmother had when she was a child. I love to imagine her getting lost in these stories when she was growing up.
Andersen’s Fairy Tales
Same with this one.
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
I managed to find this signed first edition at my favorite bookstore on their last day of business. Fortunately, I have a well-worn paperback I happily lend to friends.
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
This is an early printing in great shape that I don’t even let myself touch that often!
1984 by George Orwell
Another early printing—this is a first edition, but it’s also a book club edition so it is not a true first.