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It Is Not Better to Have Libris and Lost

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Post by DianeL » Wed June 8th, 2011, 2:17 am

Michy, you might find that edition again; I know when I went to replace my 80s-tastic copy of "A Memory of Lions", I had a much easier time finding the early 70s edition than the one I was replacing (I wasn't exceptionally attached to the version I'd had before, though sometimes now I do think about trying to find it again - that cover, after all, once upon a time had been what interested me as a teenager). Do a search periodically, you might find it! ATGIB isn't obscure, I bet it's out there to be found in many printings ...
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Post by Michy » Mon August 15th, 2011, 3:35 pm

I actually did get my hands on a copy via bookswap -- the exact paperbook edition I had as a kid. The only thing is, some other kid's name is written inside in black felt marker. However, I took it, anyway, because I figured this might be the best that ever crosses my path. I am still going to keep looking for a more pristine copy, though.

I have such an excellent audio version of this book that I don't know if I'll ever read a printed version of it again. Still, it feels good to have it on my bookshelf. :)

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Post by Leyland » Mon August 15th, 2011, 8:28 pm

[quote=""Ludmilla""]As a parent, I regret that I didn't bother to hold onto to my old Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy novels.

In my adult years, I have slowly begun collecting favorites from my youth -- most of Mary Stewart's books, for example.

My mother saved ALL my Nancy Drew and Bobbsey Twins books for over ten years for me along with some other childhood favorites. But Hurricane Hugo swept through the tender cardboard storage boxes and throughly soaked all the books within when the storm surge passed across the barrier island where they lived at the time. She tried to dry and restore them, but it was no use. I didn't regret their loss as much as I thought I may have.

I have the same MS paperbooks in my permanent library that I read back in the 70s. They are special, even though I have bought another 'newer' set in the 90s at a used book store. I wouldn't like to lose the 70s set ... ever! I've probably read each at least a dozen times or more.
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