I’m A Book Wookie!


Yesterday’s PAX t-shirt winner: Carol! (Email me!)

Now, on to today’s giveaway……….but first:

Are you a book collector? I would have said no to that question until I read this article. I do, and have done, many of the behaviors mentioned in this article, and more that are not mentioned!

1. I have thrown a fit when someone has either thrown out/given away or TRIED to get ME to throw out/give away my books.

2. I have scoured bookstores and the internet for certain books, particularly from a series where I don’t have all the books, or for past releases by a favorite author.

3. I reread favorite books.

4. I hang on to books for sentimental reasons even if I don’t plan to reread them.

5. Books have been a lifelong love/obsession for me and I just like to be around books, in the same room with them.

6. I use an inordinate amount of space in my house to keep books and there are books in every room of my house.

7. I prefer original editions of books over reprints.

8. There are certain books I won’t even loan out because the chance that I wouldn’t get it back is too big a risk.

9. I have a number of autographed books on my shelves.

10. I keep my books organized by author or series line and know where everything is even if it looks like my books are a mess. I know exactly what I have!

Apparently, I’m a book collector! I tend to think of any type of collector as a crazy person, like those people who go to Star Wars conventions dressed like a Wookie. But I am one of them! I am a book wookie! :mrgreen:

Hey, it’s not so bad. It can pay off. I noticed on ebay yesterday that a copy of Suzanne Brockmann’s Ladies’ Man was being auctioned for as much as $1000!!! Ladies’ Man was a Loveswept distributed to mail-order subscribers only, making it a rare find and a valuable collectible. You can find all sorts of books, many of them autographed, on ebay, making it a great source for collectors, albeit an expensive source for some books.

An autographed copy of Promise Me Tomorrow by Nora Roberts is going for around $30 right now. This got me thinking….since I’m not only a book wookie, I’m an author myself, what about me??? Sigh. I’m not Nora. Yet. There is a copy of my first medieval, My Lady Imposter, going for $1.99 on ebay right now. DON’T THEY REALIZE My Lady Knight is the rarer find? And it’s not even on ebay! By the time My Lady Knight was released, they had already decided to close the Zebra Ballad Historicals line and they printed fewer copies of that book as they had already scaled back their distribution. (If you have a copy of My Lady Knight, remember that!)

So, for today’s giveaway………… For you book wookies out there, I’m giving away copies of Never Say Goodbye. Never Say Goodbye was published as a Meteor Kismet Romance. The books were only sold through mail order (like Ladies’ Man ) making it a rare book from the get-go as the distribution was small. It was my first published novel, and the publishing house closed down shortly afterward. The copyright was returned to me, so it can’t be reprinted without my permission (and trust me, I’ll never give that….. LOL). Maybe it’ll be worth $1000 on ebay someday! Hey, a girl can dream!!!

To win an autographed copy of Never Say Goodbye, you just have to do two things. One, of course, is to hit the Contact button in the menu bar above and send me your address. Please put “Never Say Goodbye” in the subject line of the email. And two, post a comment here. Tell me if you’re a book collector, and what makes you think of yourself as a book collector. What got you started in book collecting? Do you exhibit some or all of the ten collector behaviors I mentioned above? If you want the book, you have to do both. If you don’t want a book (or already have it), please still leave a comment here anyway about your book collecting habits because I want to hear about it!

Hello, my name is Suzanne and I’m a book wookie…. Are you?

(And come back tomorrow for a new PAX mug contest!!)


  1. Michelle says:

    I am definitely a book wookie! And I already have a copy of My Lady Knight, so I’m all set.

    Two books that I’ll never give away are The Maiden by Jude Deveraux. It’s the first romance I read that had ::gasp:: SEX in it. My life was never the same afterwards. :hyper:

    The other book was On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt, which was the first romance I ever read. Sigh. :thumbsup:

  2. Melissa says:

    :thumbsup: CONGRATS CAROL!

    Suz, I’m definitely a book wookie and I could have written that article above. I have gobs of autographed books and I won’t loan books to anyone. I collect ARCs and sometimes I’ll splurge and buy an antique.

    I have NEVER SAY GOODBYE. :bananadance: And, I’ll never part with it.

  3. kacey says:

    This one hit home with me the most. (not that the other ones didn’t strike me as SO ME too)

    5. Books have been a lifelong love/obsession for me and I just like to be around books, in the same room with them.

    I just love to sit by my books. Browse through them. Handle them. Haunt bookstores. Read reviews on Amazon. Buy more books than a sane person would ever need.

    I’m a bookwookie…:love:

  4. trish says:

    Definitely a book wookie here. I’ve known it for some time. So does my husband and it drives him crazy.

    I made the mistake of loaning out the first romance I ever read–A Harlequin Superromance by Jan Freed titled Too Many Bosses. After much looking I found two copies on e-bay and ordered them both. After all, if one wears out, I’ll want to have an extra–right?:shocked:

    Can you tell that I DO re-read my books? Maybe that’s why it takes me so long to get through my TBR pile!:wall:

  5. Carol says:

    Thank you Suzanne for the PAX t-shirt! Thank you for the congrats Mel! πŸ™‚

    I, too, am a book wookie! I have books everywhere and my husband can’t understand it either! LOL I’m also the lucky owner of signed copies of both Never Say Goodbye and My Lady Knight! :bananadance: I will never part with them!

  6. Toni Anderson says:

    Book Wookie here

    I am addicted to books. I lend some out–but if I don’t get them back I start to itch.

    Suzanne Brockmann is a favourite, Linda Howard, Tami Hoag, Karen Robards, Catherine Mann. LOl the list is actually endless 😯 sad and addicted

  7. Mary says:

    Book Wookie here:
    Husband bribes me not to buy any more books.

    Favorites: Elizabeth Berg, Pat Conroy, Suzanne McMinn.

  8. Suzanne says:

    Aw, thank you, Mary! :heart:

  9. Leanna says:

    I’m definitely a book wookie! Started a long time ago when I taught school. I bought a ton of kids’ books, which came in handy once I finally had kids. Luckily they love books too. Our house if overflowing with them. they’re in every room of my house. I totally related to all your criteria for being a book wookie, except the last one. I never remember what I have. No reflection on my book-wookie-ness. I see a book I love and have to buy it, like Mel Gibson in that movie where he keeps buying Catcher in the Rye. I bring the book home and realize I already have it. But I always find good homes for those books too. πŸ™‚

  10. Steph T. says:

    Hello, fellow book wookies!! I exhibit all the behaviors on youor list – am creating a bigger office just to house more books! I always tell my husband that there are many worse things to collect than books.:thumbsup:

    (And I loved My Lady Imposter – and it’s signed too, so I made my mother read it without bending the spine.)

  11. Jill says:

    Hi my name is Jill and I’m a fellow book wookie!

  12. Suzanne says:

    And more questions for book wookies:

    Would you ever sell any of your books?

    How do you collect e-books? ::boggle::

  13. mary beth says:

    I feel so much better knowing I’m not the only book wookie out there. πŸ™‚
    I’ve neverspent big bucks on an auctioned book. But I DID find a first edition Diamond by Sharon Sala in a used book store a few years ago, before they’d reprinted it. Instead of buying it, I told the owner someone told me it was up to $1000 on Internet bids. :wall: What was I thinking!?

  14. Carol says:

    My husband or my books? Sorry, no contest!

  15. BJ Deese says:

    Yes, definitely! All ten comments apply to me. Just ask anyone in my fam. LOL. I got started reading romance when I was in high school and haven’t stopped since. Books are definitely a passion for me, and I love reading, owning and collecting them. I’ve just recently did an inventory of all my books. πŸ™‚ I have 214 autographed books.

  16. Amelia says:

    By working at a bookstore, I am surrounded by books at work, and there is always a book nearby at home, in the car and in my purse. Have been collecting books for years and have many original editions. My husband comments on how many books I own, but he still buys more for me.
    As for e-books, I have several favorite authors and when their stories are released in print, then I have to buy that format also.
    Have been talking with customers in the bookstore about your intriguing new release.

  17. BJ Deese says:

    Suzanne, the only way I’d sell my books: if my kids needed food! lol

    You can collect ebooks by storing them on external memory devices.

    PS ~ It is so comforting to know there are other book lovers/collectors like me out there! πŸ™‚

  18. Christyne says:

    Yes, another book wookie here! :bananadance:

    I too love #5 – I love having books around me and #6 – I love having books around everywhere!!

    It drives my DH nuts! He always says “does this (meaning a book or more likely a stack of books) need to be here?” And I always reply, “YES!” :yes: (no matter where he’s pointing!)

    To which he always says “you have alot of books…” and I always reply, “Yeah, isn’t it great!”

    Yes, I sell books — at yard sales that don’t make my cut, and I get such a kick out of seeing someone else get all nutty about getting their hands on a bunch of books!

    PS – I’m trying to hold off on getting my copy of TBW because I want to get it from Suzanne in Reno – you WILL be signing this book in Reno, right?


  19. Nicole says:

    Oh…I’m another book wookie! I just love books. Reading and buying and collecting them gives me such joy.

    Christyne, buy it now and then buy ANOTHER copy when you get to Reno. *g*

    Read The Beast Within last night and wow..such fun.

    I need to read the My Lady series. Got the first one (signed!) and my library has the other two (though I’m sure I’ll want to own them).

  20. Carol says:

    I love print books! I like to hold them, look at them and take them with me when I know I will be waiting somewhere for a while. I had some ebooks and lost them all when my computer crashed. From now on it’s only print books for me! :yes:

  21. Anna says:

    I’m a book wookie!!!

    I think the only one’s that aren’t really me are 7 and 10. I love to be around books – there are certainly books in every room of my house!

    I went into a secondhand bookstore the other day and bought a sackful of books. The lady behind the desk was asking, “how long would it take you to read these? Do you have time?” She seemed to imply that if I couldn’t read them all in a reasonable space of time I shouldn’t own them… I was completely nonplussed by the attitude.

    They are BOOKS. I have a HOME for them. I will add them to my home and love them, and someday I’ll get round to reading them and they will be happy and I will be happy because they are BOOKS and I LOVE them… ggg

    Sometimes I pass on books that I know I’m never going to read again. But usually I give them away, I don’t think I’d sell them.

  22. Jan says:

    Yep, I’m a book wookie too. You ask, would I sell any books in my collection??? Are you kidding???? :shocked: My favs are staying right where they are, crammed on my shelves. :bananadance:

  23. Amy K. says:

    Yep, sign me up for the 12-step program…except, wait! I don’t WANT to change! I love my illness! :yes:

    Certain books, I can get rid of. But the more there are here in my office, the happier I am. :bananadance:

  24. Emily says:

    I would have said No, but apparently I am a book wookie. Whenever I watch an episode of Clean House of one of those shows where they have to get rid of stuff, I cringe when I think about having to get rid of books.

    And I did get rid of a lot when I moved last year!

  25. Kelly says:

    Book Wookie Anonymous (BWA):

    My name is Kelly, and I’ve been a Book Wookie now for years. I’m glad I’m not alone. *sniff*

  26. Suzanne says:

    Mary Beth! Bummer on missing out on a chance to get that Sharon Sala book!

    Amelia–thank you so much! I’d love to know what your customers think about The Beast Within if you get any feedback!

    Christyne, yes, I’ll be signing The Beast Within in Reno (assuming RWA gets the books in, which you can never be sure about!) but I like Nicole’s idea better, LOL! (And thanks for reading The Beast Within, Nicole!)

    Emily, I could never let those Clean Sweep people come into my house…. Ack!

  27. Amelia says:

    The Silhouette Intimate Moments of Linda Howard, Elizabeth Lowell and Nora Roberts got me started reading romance. Luckily, I kept them all.
    I always say the reasons that I work at a bookstore are my love of books and to support my reading habit, and most of my paycheck does go back to the store.

  28. Tori says:

    My name is Tori and I’m a book wookie….

    1. I have thrown a fit when someone has either thrown out/given away or TRIED to get ME to throw out/give away my books.

    If the people from the TLC show Clean Sweep were to do our house, we’d have to have Serious Words if they tried to get me to get rid of my books.

  29. Melissa Marsh says:

    Oh yes – definitely a book collector and so is hubby. I’ve been reading and collecting books since I can remember. My brothers used to get mad at me during the summer because I wouldn’t go outside and play baseball with them – I’d be engrossed with Nancy Drew or some other great story. Hubby and I went to our library’s annual booksale last year and on the last day, you could fill a box full of books for $1. We bought $10 worth – ten boxes of wonderful, hardback books. But now we need more bookshelves!

  30. Christine Dionne says:

    LMAO Finally a name to put to my obsession!!! I can just see us all in a room “Hello, I’m a book wookie” The vast majority of those behaviors definitely apply to me!

    I have every Bertrice Small book she’s done except for the Contemporary and absolutely will not part with any of them. Otherwise I got hooked on Janelle Denison’s WILDE series and have all them so far. Got hooked on the SECRETS put out by Red Sage and have all them. Just too many books to put them all down. Autographed books… absolutely cannot part with an autographed book. It’s just so exciting when you get to open a book and see the author’s signature on the inside.

    Now I’m also hooked on ebooks! LOVE the TREK MI Q’AN series by Jaid Black, I confess Ellora’s Cave is turning out to be one of my favorite haunts. I have many ebooks on my computer in an ebook file and I make sure to back them up on disks often. I dont think my family could handle the drama if the computer ever crashes and I lose all my books.


  31. Maureen says:

    I never thought of myself as a book wookie until I read your article. My family does make their comments but I say if buying too many books is the worst thing I ever do then I’m doing okay.

  32. Martha Lawson says:

    Yes, I’m definitely a book wookie!! I have approximately 800 books – that’s not counting the autographed books!! I HAVE to read every day. Gotta get that fix. My garden is coming in and putting up vegetables is interfering with my reading!!! I go to the UBS a couple of times a year and swap my books for others that I want to read. There are some books that I will not part with or lend out. Jackson Rule by Dinah McCall & Mackenzies Mountain by LInda HOward are 2~ Yes I’m addicted!!!:wigglebrow::wigglebrow:

  33. Lynn Daniels says:

    Hi everybody. My name’s Lynn and I’m a Bookie-Wookie.

    So glad to have found a support group that understands and supports my obsession instead of being hell-bent on “correcting” it. Ain’t nothing to correct!

    All the things in that list don’t apply to me, but a lot do. And my husband jokes about having to build another room on the house just for my books. I tell him he doesn’t have to go that far. Just sell this house and buy me a bigger, better one!

  34. terri shaw says:

    Yes Yes and Yes
    I am a collector I have shelves full of autographed books. I feel like books have a life of thier own and should be treated with respect!

  35. Trace says:

    Me too. Definitely.

  36. TeresaH says:

    I am definitely a Book Wookie. I have been one since I received my very first book as a toddler. (ask my mom! lol) I have withdrawels if I don’t have a book close at hand! Guess that’s why I have shelves and shelves and boxes and boxes and piles of books everywhere! :rotfl: I have My Lady Knight too so I’m all set on that account!

  37. Saundra McKenzie says:

    I have been in love with books for as long as I can remember. I can stay in a bookstore for hours, and I have books all over my house. My unread stack is about three feet high, and although my DH fusses about the books, I can’t imagine getting rid of them.
    I don’t usually reread them though. I would rather pass them on to another book lover that may not can afford to buy them. I only keep the ones I really love, or one of the author’s books I collect. I would like more autographed books, as I only have three.

    But, YES, My name is Saundra and I ma a book collector! πŸ˜‰

  38. Cheryl S. says:

    Yes, I am a book wookie too! :yes:
    I have exhibited all behaviors except #10 on the list. I tried to sell some of my books at a yard sale once but when the only interested lady offered me only $5 for a box of about 100 books, I changed my mind. I wouldn’t sell them. I mean, these were my beloved books and an offer of only $5 . . . I knew at that point that I was the only one who understood their true value and would treasure them as they were meant to be treasured.

  39. Lis says:

    I’m Lis and I too am a Book Wookie.
    I think most of the list applies to me, I never lend my books out (fear of not getting it back – and in the same condition) take over and I wouldn’t get rid of a single one except for a Dean Koontz I got 10 years ago that I just can’t get through. :o)
    Love my autographed copies too, there’s not many but I do have one from Suzanne :bananadance:

  40. Estella Kissell says:

    I too am a book wookie. I have been collecting my favorite authors for about 50 years.
    I started collecting Victoria Holt, then Bertrice Small and then Nora Roberts and then Janet Dailey and on and on.
    I read almost(not Dean Koontz Or Stephen King) everyone, as I am now retired and have lots of tome to read.

  41. Margery Scott says:

    I’m definitely a book wookie. I’ll admit to 6/10 traits. I already have Never Say Goodbye and My Lady Knight, as well as most of the other titles in your backlist.:bananadance:

  42. Melissa says:

    I have sold books in a garage sale. I will trade books with friends if I have 2 copies of the same book. And, I do have some good one’s to trade but I’ll save that for another time. 😈


    I’ve got to get my hands on LADY KNIGHT. :wigglebrow:

  43. Tammy C says:

    I too am a book wookie. I have lots of books in my collection and I only started collecting a couple of years ago so, I have lots of catching up to do. I will not loan my books out anymore and I hate getting new books that have the corners torn and printing errors on them (which I have found tons of them!). I have sold some of my not so favorite books when I’ve run out of room but, I always try to sell them to fellow book lovers. I keep a copy of my e-books on my jump drive and I print some of them out and print the first & last page on heavy card stock to make a cover of sorts. :thumbsup:

  44. Danica says:

    I am a serious book wookie. I even buy mulitple copies of the same book because I need the security of knowing that if something terrible happened to my other copies that I’d still have a copy. And I also try to upgrade my worn copies to newer ones. What sort of evil person creases their spines and *gasp* turns over the corners?

    I’m still lamenting the loss of a Temptation, the title and author I cannot remember, but I loved it, and every time I see an older temptation, I see if that just may be the one. Alas, I have not found it yet, but when I do, I will but up every single copy I can find in the universe.

    And this obsession just gets worse as I meet and fall in love with more authors. It’s only going to get worse as more of my friends sell. And when I sell… somewhere I have a picture of the bookshelves in a bestselling author’s old house, and they are literally floor to ceiling with multiple copies of her books. *sigh* Oh, to have such bliss…

  45. Suzanne says:

    Oh, Dream, that is the worst. When you are a book wookie and you have your OWN books? That is the book obsession at its PEAK! I have ridiculous numbers of copies of most of my own books. My husband sighs with joy at every book I give away because there are so many boxes of my own books in our house!!

  46. Juanita Stender says:

    I fit the profile 100%. My husband joked that we could move to a houseboat to live but all my books would sink it!:sad: I started collecting in high school and it just took off. I have two different older sets of novels by Barbara Cartland – my first romances. I would never ever sell any of them and will leave them to my heirs. I do not have very many autographed ones because we don’t have many book signings in my area. I keep the local bookstore in business every month because I buy so many books. I buy them and put them away because I am afraid I will miss one or will not be able to get it at a later time. :sick: I will not be able to die until I have read them all!:thumbsup: And as I always say that there are worse addicitions to have!:heart: Go get caught reading people!:wave:

  47. Alyssa says:

    I’m definitely a book collector. Anyone who tries to change me will suffer these consequences:


    I am getting better at going through my books occasionally, because I have so many that they are taking over the house. I’m getting better, but I’m still not able to let go of as many books as I probably should.

    But that’s OK. :bananadance:

  48. Suzanne says:

    Barbara Cartland! Sigh. I read so many of her books as a teenager and you just never see them around anymore. Back then, I bought books at the used bookstore then traded them back in for more. I wish I’d kept at least a few of those old Barbara Cartlands. I just loved the way her heroines were always on the verge of a swoon. LOL.

  49. Danica says:

    I collect Barbara Cartlands… one day, I will have them all. And Betty Neels and Victoria Holt and all the authors I’ve met who are actually living…

    Suzanne, that was a dirty mean trick you played on us telling us about finding your books on ebay. No. I will resist. Resist I must. DH and I are sitting down to pay bills tonight. Ah, but with what is left over…

  50. Suzanne says:

    You can actually find more of my backlist books through the used sellers via Amazon than on ebay. Sadly, I am not yet quite important enough for ebay auctions on any extensive scale. Must change that!!:mrgreen:

  51. Jeanette Jackson says:

    Here I stand in front of the room and state…I am a Book Wookie..most if not all of the signs pertain to me, but I come by it naturally..my parents liked to read. I personally collect Star Trek
    (yes I am a Trekker too) some romance, some horror, some sci-fi…you get the picture

  52. Teresa says:

    I’m a bookie wookie. . . I’ve done it all. Heck I even have multiple copies of the same book because it was sooo good.

  53. Sue A. says:

    I am definitely a book collector. When I moved into this house I bought a row of bookshelves to cover a wall and then I just had to buy a ton of books to fill them. Actually I just wanted an excuse to buy some books. I haunt used book sales and used bookstores to make my dollar stretch. And I enter as many book contests as I have time for.

  54. Robyn says:

    Oh no, I have another problem-I’m a Book Wookie. Oh, help me!(that is help me to
    keep collecting books).
    I have autographed books, I have books taking up an inordinate amount of space and
    I re-read favorite books – should I go on.
    I think you get the picture.:hyper:

  55. Sharon Barker says:

    I am also a book wookie! I love books and always have. When just little would go to library and get lots of books. Now there are books all around our house. I also get upset when someone says I should get rid of some of them.

  56. Joely says:

    I can’t comprehend selling a signed book on ebay just to make some cash. PBW wrote about that awhile ago, how she’d sent a book and letter to a fan as a nice gesture, and found the blasted thing for sale.

    I do take books by the bag full to the UBS occasionally, but none of my keepers.

    My all-time treasured book? A falling-apart ancient copy of The Boxcar Children my mom bought at a yard sale like a hundred years ago.

  57. Julia says:

    Oh, yes. I am definitively a book wookie. I do or have done most of the things described in the list. I just love books and I have a lot that are special. Well, I acept it, I not only love books, I “need” them.

    I began collecting books in my teens when I discovered Agatha Christie, who was my first favorite author, and I have all her books and some related books too. In the latest years, I collected mostly romances, and I am very lucky because I have discovered many great authors and have many wonderful books.

  58. Auriette Lindsey says:

    Wow! I never knew I was a book collector. I collect “Star Wars” toys and they mostly sit on shelves. And the bells and dolls and giraffes that my mom collected for me also sat on shelves. Books are on shelves, but they come off to be read, enjoyed, and put back again. My mom taught me to read by the time I was three years old. She caught me coloring in one of my books once, and quickly taught me to respect the printed word. I can barely stand to throw out a magazine and a book — never! I’m even afraid to loan them out, because who know how someone else will handle them — turning down the pages, breaking the spine. It makes my skin crawl!

    Hey, I even spent about six years working in bookstores (my childhood fantasy was to get locked in a bookstore after hours!).

    So, yes, I’m definitely a book Wookiee. And, as I mentioned, I’m a “Star Wars” nut, too; I have several costumes, but none with hair.

  59. Suzanne says:

    Auriette, one of my childhood fantasies was always working in a bookstore, too! I just thought it had to be the coolest thing to be surrounded by books all the time!!

  60. ruby55 says:

    Hi, I’m definitely a book wookie and I’ve known it since I was about 15. I exhibit almost all the behavior listed above except…I don’t know where each book is. I have at least half my 4 or 5 thousand books in storage because I moved from a large house to a small apartment when my mother became ill and I could no longer care for her. I also don’t know exactly where each of the new books is that I bought since I moved into my apartment. I ran out of space long ago although I’ve seriously cut down on my spending because I don’t have the money for it on only a meager disability pension. Since I catalogue all my books and didn’t get to do that as I bought them (my second-hand computer went out on me too many times to keep up), there is quite a hodge-podge backlog around.

    I’m nearing 20,000 entries in my database, but…no-no, I don’t have quite that many books. Some are books that I read from the library or that I gave away or that are stories in anthologies, poems in literary textbooks, etc….you get the picture. I’ve gotten requests from relatives and friends as to whether I have a poem by…or this or that book.

    My family doesn’t understand me and, well, sometimes I don’t understand myself.

    Yep. I’m definitely a book wookie and thanks to you, Suzanne, I already have the book.

    BTW, for a Roberts book, an autographed “Promise Me Tomorrow” is quite rare. There aren’t many places that I’ve heard of that she actually autographs books. I had to look for years to find my somewhat shabby non-autographed copy of this book.

    Autographs in the early days were quite rare. It’s only in the last couple of years that there have been book-signings, conventions and cyber-signings. It took even Nora Roberts a while to become famous. In fact, I didn’t collect her books right away. There were several authors that I prefer. My first keeper of hers was “This Magic Moment” which is stil one of my favorites.

    Yeah, I know. Enough now. :wall:

  61. Peggie says:

    My name is Peggie and I am a book wookie.

    I didn’t know until I read the symptoms.

    I meet all 10 criteria. Not only that, I also have a whole shelf dedicated to books I loved in my childhood. Through many years and many moves I have kept childhood favorites such as Hop on Pop and Green Eggs and Ham. Recently I added to the shelf when I happened across a copy of The Saggy Baggy Elephant.:oops:

    I’ve also kept my original copies of PS I Love You, the Outsiders and A Walk Out Of The World as well as the entire Anne of Green Gables line. :hyper:

    I am a Book Wookie and I can not control my addiction.