Comments: 16
Obsidian Blue 8 months ago
Wow! The new HP covers look fantastic!
They really do. I could look at them all the time! And the red box is really beautiful, too (and very sturdy as well).
Char's Horror Corner 8 months ago
I was going to say the same thing as OB. Those are beautiful editions!
They are. And I love how each one of the anniversary editions is geared totally towards the house it's for, not only with the house colors on the cover but also with info just about that specific house put together as extra contents. (Nothing that you wouldn't pick up anyway from reading all the books of the series, but still, it's great to have it all brought together in one place.) Both the anniversary editions and the new hardcover box set are really incredibly well done.
Murder by Death 8 months ago
I lust after those house editions... ::sigh::
Yep. For the sake of completeness, I might even consider getting the Slytherin edition. But ONLY for the sake of completeness (and those for Gryffindor and Ravenclaw are so much prettier anyway).

Which reminds me, though, that I should probably get the "Chamber of Secrets" anniversary editions before those for "Prisoner of Azkhaban" are out ... (Did I hear anyone say shelf space? I'll have you know that I'll always have shelf space for Harry Potter!)
Murder by Death 8 months ago
What about Hufflepuff? Only for the sake of completeness of course. ;)
Hufflepuff is fine -- who could possibly have a bone to pick with Hufflepuff? So for the sake of completeness, definitely Hufflepuff would be the next I'd be picking. But to a Gryffindor, Slytherin ... has issues. Even with Albus Potter in it.

I think I'll go for the Gryffindor and Ravenclaw editions of "Chamber of Secrets" first, though. Then we'll see about the rest ...
Familiar Diversions 8 months ago
The pictures make me think of a bookstore. I want (uh, need) shelves that high. And ooh, those Harry Potter editions are pretty.
They're ordinary IKEA shelves -- I just had two extra rows of shelves put in above. And of course, most recently, followed MbD's example using risers ...
Good grief! Do you have the entire Library of America up there?!
Probably about a fifth or a sixth ... (some 40 or so books, last I counted -- which was years ago, though, so take this with a major grain of salt). I bought most of them while living in the U.S. (thank you, Borders on 3d Street, Santa Monica!!) -- have been adding to the collection since then as and when new books became available, or books I was interested in were available at discount prices.
What a beautiful collection :) And yes those HP books are way cool :)
Thank you! And, yes they are ... :)
I love your collection. My husband said I was entering hoarder levels when I just started stacking books on the floor.
Speaking from experience, definitely a hoarder "tell". :D

The photo on the right in the first row is from my office (which behind those panels also houses my mystery / crime writing collection). In the right corner of that photo, you're just able to see part of my desk ... with all those books stacked along the panels to the side, I had just about space enough to reach my desk. Literally no room to manoeuvre, though, since there were books -- and not the work-related kind -- stacked all over my desk as well, and those would invariably topple over if I made a false move. A colleague with whom I'm working closely, including sometimes from home, and who'd seen this room after I had first transformed it from guest room to office two years ago, saw this accumulation of stacks and asked: "What happened?? This used to be an office once upon a time ..."