Wow, that’s a long name for a blog post! First of all, I’d like to apologise for not posting much lately. Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have noticed that I haven’t been well. Unfortunately, a simple cold turned into more, requiring a hospital stay and a lot of sleep and meds. I think I’m on the mend now though and have an attention span of more than five minutes!
Before I got sick, I had been planning a series of blog posts about all the lovely book series that are available. Are these series a ploy to get us to buy more physical books in ereading times? Who cares, they look so pretty and collectable! I think my fancy for book series started with collecting The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins/High/University as a kid. I love that I can continue this well into adulthood. I love to have matching spines lined up beautifully and I’m proud to read such a good looking book in public!
I’ll be going through several series, including the ones above:
- Popular Penguins
- Virago Modern Classics 30th Anniversary Editions
- Faber and Faber Secrets and Lies
- Vintage Classics
- Twenty Years of Orion
- 21 Vintage Classics
There’s also some new series which I haven’t got to yet. The first one is the lovely Text Classics series, which Text assures me will be out for me to buy in May when I’m in Melbourne bookshopping for work. If you watch the site’s front page, you might even see a tweet from me!
Picador have also released a series for their 40th anniversary, 12 books with lovely black and white covers.
Are you a fan of book series? Do matching covers cause you to declare undying love?