I’ve seen people around the book blogosphere talking about their favorite books (well obviously Kelly, which book lover won’t talk about their favorite books?), saying that the original copy of the book that they first read and loved was special to them, that they can never get rid of it as it has a special place in their heart.
I was a bit surprised when I heard this because for me, it didn’t matter which copy of my favorite book I have, the original copy I used to first read the book or another copy that I’ll eventually have to replace that copy. I am never attached to the original copy of the book I read that will later become one of my favorites; I can replace it with a new copy anytime and never blink an eye if the original copy goes missing. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be mad about the book going missing because who dares take my books without permission?, but I wouldn’t be overly sad or upset about it. In fact, I usually have so many copies of my favorite books that I don’t know which copy was the original first one that I’ve read. I’m happy as long as I have a copy of my favorite title somewhere in my house and don’t care whether it’s the original copy or a new one.
I guess I’m not a sentimental person.
What do you guys think? Do you always keep the original copy of the book that they first read and loved or are you like me and don’t care as long as you have a copy of the book? I want to know!