Adding to My Book Collection!

If you’ve been spending any time on this blog, then this title probably seems odd since you know I’ve been working on reducing the number of books I have in my Bookshelf Cleanout. The thing is, I really do need to works through all the books that don’t mean much to me. As I do, that means I can start collecting the books I actually do want! Right? Right. We’ll say that’s right.

My most recent acquisition comes because of my bad habit of taking any old book I can get my hands on. A couple years ago, I came across the very end of a library book sale when everything was free. Free books? How could I refuse? Among others, I came home with the Time Police trilogy from Warren Norwood.

I didn’t think a whole lot of it, but I was crazy about them as I read them. Sometimes there’s just something great about old sci fi! I jumped online to look for more. I found a complete set of The Windhover Tapes by Norwood on eBay, and I finally bought them.

Yes, she does have three boobs. What can I say? It was sci-fi from the eighties! And they’re all first-run paperbacks, which makes them that much better. I haven’t read these yet, but I’m excited to dive into them at some point soon. I’m crazy about vintage stuff, and that’s a good thing considering these books are out of print! You can still find some copies on eBay and Amazon. Hopefully you’ll be hearing more from me soon on this series!

Are there any books you’re searching for or that you want to add to your collection? I’d love to hear about it!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

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4 responses to “Adding to My Book Collection!

  1. Dreamer9177

    I collected Dr. Who books for year’s. Eventually I sold my collection for a princely sum.

  2. I kept books for years, but never reread them. When I finally read one or two again, I didn’t like them nearly as much. Either, my taste had matured or I already knew the ending so there was no surprise. Now, I give away fiction once I finish reading it and avoid library sales! Less clutter suits me better, but I know how a shelf of books can be a comfort, especially during these times.

    • I have a few that I’ve reread, and there are still some I’d like to go back to. The problem is that there’s always something new! I’m trying to work my way through and get rid of most of them if they don’t mean anything to me. Eventually, I’ll have a collection of only that that I truly love.

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