As I surveyed the selection before me my heart began to sink. No Alice. I toyed with the idea of picking up one of her new releases. The following caught my eye:
I loved the cover, the yellow flowers and rain boots. Lo and behold, after I opened it, I discovered that it was actually these books
packaged into a new cover. So I happily got my Alice book for one of my favorite authors to sign.
But having the anthology has always set a little funny with me. I love books and the thought I put into them makes my nerdiness meter go through the roof. While I'm sure to buy more anthologies, I think I will always prefer having a copy of the individual books. Sure the anthology was sold at a great price (3 books for the price of a book and a half) and the cover was much better then the series' cover. But there is just something about looking at a row of book in a series, you know?
So which do you prefer? Does it matter to you? I know some book bloggers buy finished copies of books they already have and some who replace slightly damaged ones. What are your thoughts on the way books look?