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Weekly Geeks 2009-33 Round-up: Many of One

This week, Suey asked Weekly Geeks about collecting one particular book:

Last year, I saw a movie, I think it was called Definitely, Maybe, that got me to thinking. In this movie, one of the girls was on a quest to find a particular copy of Jane Eyre, I forget now the specific reason why. But in the process of her search, she ended up with this massive collection of Jane Eyre books, from all sorts of places and years and styles. She had a shelf that went all the way around her room, filled with these wonderful Jane Eyre books.

It made me wish I had a collection like hers, a collection of one particular title, in all its various versions.

So, Weekly Geeksters, tell us, do you have a collection (or are you starting a collection) of one particular book title? If so, what's your story? Why that book, and how many do you have, and what editions are they? Share pictures and give us all the details.

Or perhaps you dream about starting such a collection. What title would it be and what would it take for you to get motivated to start collecting?

Or maybe it's the works of a particular author you collect (or want to collect) instead a certain book title?

Not many Geeks seem to have extensive collections of single titles, although some admit to having more than just one or two editions of a few books.

At Dreaming Out Loud, Marineko posts about her collection of various editions of A Wrinkle in Time and the other novels in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet. Elena's collection of over eighty books by and/or about J.R.R. Tolken includes multiple copies of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, which she posts about on All Booked Up - and she dreams of adding some first editions to it.

Sometimes collections just happen. Trisha at eclectic/eccentric has accidentally acquired multiple copies of several books, but wouldn't mind deliberately collecting even more copies of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. At Nonsuch Book, Frances showed fellow Geeks that she actually does have a Jane Eyre collection - and one of Swann's Way as well - but neither of them was intentional.

Gautami of everything distils into reading has nearly-complete collections of several authors, and is more motivated to collect those than multiple editions of a single book. Michelle at Master Musings by Michelle is more of an "author collector" as well.

In an interesting twist on the topic, Deanna discussed her duplicate and triplicate copies on Kitsch Slapped, and was inspired by that to do some musing on the classification of bibliophiles at Collectors' Quest.

Thanks to all of the Weekly Geeks participants this week! Check back tomorrow for a new topic.

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Weekly Geeks 2009-33 Round-up: Many of One + WG round-up