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Friday, June 15, 2012

TGIF: MVBs (Most Valuable Books)

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I'm joining TGIF again today. This meme is hosted by GReads.  It's a chance to recap the week on our blog and answer a question.

Today's question: From your personal collection of books, which ones hold the most value to you?

That's a fun question. I'm going to choose two, one from the present and one from the past.

Two summers ago, I went to the Books of Wonder midnight release party for Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.  Suzanne Collins was there, and at midnight she read the first few pages of Mockingjay and then signed all the books. (Well, she stamped them because of a hand injury). The party was so much fun -- some fans came in costume, dressed as Rue or Katniss. It was a memorable experience!


This is the book, along with a commemorative mug and my ticket!

My other book is from my childhood. I went to visit my parents last summer and found my favorite fairy tale book, which I put right into my suitcase:


I was obsessed with fairy tales when I was little, and I remember reading this book over and over -- as you can see by the dogeared jacket. 

THIS WEEK ON MY BLOG -- click highlighted text to check it out!

Tuesday: a look at new YA releasing June 12-18
Thursday: What did I think of the new narrator in Timepiece by Myra McEntire?
Friday: Freebie Friday!!  Scroll down for that!

Contest Winners this week:
Thursday the winner of my Debut Authors Hop was picked by Rafflecopter.
Carl S. won, and he chose Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne. Congrats to Carl!

Tell me in comments: do you have a book in your collection that means a lot to you?




28 comments:

  1. Loved hearing the story behind why these books are so valuable to you. And ooh I would give the tip of my left pinky to have signed copies of the Hunger Games books :-)

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    1. I wish that she'd been able to sign them, but I felt so bad about her hand! It was just such a thrill to hear her start reading at the stroke of midnight!!

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  2. That Mockingjay copy with the mug is so awesome! :)

    I'm trying to think for mine. I think all my books are my babies. I would have to go with my Garfield books because I have loved Garfield for so long and would save up my money as a kid to get them at the book fair..and my Lewis Carroll collection book I got from my mom-in-law the first Christmas I celebrated with them. She always gets the best things that we never knew we wanted :)

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    1. That's such a nice story, about the Garfields and the Lewis Carroll!

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  3. Well unfortunately some of them I no longer have. Years ago I let a friend from work borrow the first 4 Harry Potter books (all first editions) and then she ended up leaving for some reason and I never got them back. :( I love my signed copy of City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare, and also I have a signed ARC of Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout that was my first physical ARC I ever got. (My first one from a publisher was Masque of the Red Death and that one is one of my special books too.)

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    1. That's terrible!!! Your books were kidnapped!
      Signed Cassie Clare book -- very nice!!

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  4. I love your picks! It was awesome that you were able to go to the midnight party for Mockingjay. It sounds like it was a lot of fun. Oh, and I love Grimm's Fairy Tales :)

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  5. I love your Grimm's fairytale book. I recently got one and love it! I actally read a few stories to myself every night before I go to bed. hehe Hmm...a book that is special to me... My barnes and nobel leatherbound classic editions. They are gorgeous and I love them dearly! haha My most special book I'd have to say is Don't Breathe a Word by HOlly Cuppala. I had been at ALA and I got home to a package from Holly, which had some artwork from the book, swag, a note and a signed finished copy of her book with the inscription "words have meaning" I was still a new blogger and it made me feel sooo amazing that she liked my review enough to send me such a sweet and thoughtful package. It will ALWAYS be special to me! :)

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    1. That's so amazing that she sent that to you!!

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  6. Hey Jen, It was so cool to win Monument 14, thanks very much!

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    1. Thanks for coming by -- I really hope you enjoy it!!

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  7. Great to know why you love those books!

    Here is my post!

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  8. Those are both great picks. I remeber loving fairy tales when I was younger. I had this enormous disney book full of all of their fairytales, but I eventually passed it on to my little sister.

    My TGIF/Follow Friday

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  9. I have a collection of illustrated works by N.C. Wyeth that are gorgeous books and all great classics that I LOVE. I would also say that my Anne of Green Gables, Charles Dickens, and Jane Austen collections are very well loved too. I have newer favorites of course too, but they aren't quite as cherished, if you know what I mean. :)

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    1. I need to re-buy all the Jane Austens I love. Mine are very yellowed paperbacks, and I'd love beautiful copies to read :)

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  10. Just so you know, I am totally coveting your Hunger Games mug... I have a slight obsession with coffee mugs.

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    1. I wish they'd sold the mugs. They were giveaways if you bought two copies or more of Mockingjay. So of course I bought two, to get the mug. I should have taken a picture of the other side. Check back if you want to see it :)

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  11. I think The Harry Potter series will always be my most valued books. The Sorcerer's Stone practically got me back into reading after a slump of not wanting to read anything. Also Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon. This was the first book I won from a giveaway(thank you St.Martins Press) and it was also the first ARC I read.

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    1. Harry Potter -- yay.
      Trying to remember my first giveaway book. I think the first ARC I ever read might have been Fallen by Lauren Kate. I don't think I ever even heard of ARCs before that..

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  12. I have a Little Golden Book of Mary Poppins that was given to me way back when by my older sisters. It is my oldest book & VERY precious to me.

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    1. Mary Poppins!!! I love those books. I need to comb my parents basement and make sure my sister and I get all our favorites before they end up in a yard sale...

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  13. I LOVE this. I wish I had participated this week! I think I would pick the stack on my headboard: Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska (signed), Scorpio races (signed), Great Gatsby, Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, TFIOS (signed). One day all my favorites will be signed.

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    1. I always forget our shared obsession with E. Lockhart. I wish I could meet her!!

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  14. Most of my books mean a lot to me. If not, then they end up being given away eventually.

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  15. That's so cool that you went to that Mockingjay event! I remember seeing stuff online about her reading a bit from the book! My TGIF had several books, including TFiOS and Paper Towns by John Green, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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