Saturday, June 16, 2018

Book Blogger Hop June 15th - June 21st: 259 Is the Country Code for Zanzibar, Someone Call John Brunner

Jen at Crazy for Books restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another, but then couldn't continue, so she handed the hosting responsibilities off to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them.

This week Billy asks: You have just won a $100.00 Visa gift card. Will you spend the entire amount on a rare collector's edition you have always wanted, or buy several newly-published books? Explain your choice.

Given that there are no rare collector's editions of any books that I have always wanted, I'm going to have to go with the second option. There are always new books coming out that I want to buy, so I would have no trouble at all finding books to use the gift care for. In fact, I can think of several books off of the top of my head that I would like to get: Space Opera by Cat Valente, The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander, Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire, Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey, Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty, Raven Strategem by Yoon Ha Lee, and New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson, just to name a few. Just getting those books would probably easily push me over $100.

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  1. Yeah.. $100 really wouldn't go very far with new releases! Great answer!

    My BBH here

    1. @Erica: It is often depressing to think about just how not far $100 will go.

  2. Good answer! I like how you've considered the releases that you would spend the money on and what books you're looking forward to. With the prices of books these days, I'm sure that $100 wouldn't be able to stretch all that far, even though we may wish for it to.

    I'm the same. There's no particular book or series that I think I love enough to buy a special collector's edition of. Therefore, I'd rather use the money to get a range of new books that I want to read and experience rather than a different version of a book or series I already have.

    Feel free to check out my own answer if you wish!

    - Charlotte (InkBlottings)

    1. @C InkBlottings: My list is seven books. If I got some of them in paperback, I might be able to get them all for $100.