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Thursday, July 31, 2008

J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Imagine my surprise today when I logged onto Amazon to track a package and discovered that J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard is going to be released! There will be two versions released:

a standard hardcover (which you can preorder here);

and a collector's edition (you can preorder that here).

I tried to resist. Really I did. That lasted about an hour. I now have one of each edition on preorder...


Irish said...

you could have just gotten one and be satisfied with it.

(says the girl who has both the british and american editions of the HP series)

tapestry100 said...

Yeah, but now I've got a pretty edition to look at and a reading copy.

There's a method to my madness... Or it's just another excuse to buy more books. ;)

Christopher said...

Oh my gosh...I know exactly how you feel. I want it as well. I am still debating which edition to buy. Arg. Cannot wait to read through it all! Fun site, btw.

Irish said...

So I have the bestest sister ever...sent her the link for the collectors edition and she's gonna get it for me. =) She's always loking for gift ideas for I point her in the right direction every now and again. This was one of those times...she and her hubby are avid book collectors themselves to they understand the need.

I can't wait. =)

Anonymous said...

OMG someone else who has a "to keep" copy and a reading copy. I am not alone in my madness :) I am umming and ahhing not sure why. Maybe I just need my holiday. Both editions would be great but I think I would go for the "kiddie" version as all my harry potter books are the kiddie version.

Caspettee from LT

Anonymous said...

Well that's sorted out all my Christmas presents. Anyone who doesn't appreciate the thought doesn't deserve to be called a friend!

tapestry100 said...

The more I think about this book, the more happy I am about it. I was said to have finished the last HP book, and this is a great way to get something new.

christopher - Thanks for stopping by. Like I said, I couldn't decide on which one either, so both it is!

Gail - That is a great sister! It's always good to have a book collector in the family. They understand so much better that way.

Caspattee - This isn't the first book that I've done this with. When I first read Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, I thought then that I would need to pick up a paperback if I was ever going to get through it again, so as soon as that was released, I picked up one. There are a couple of others that I have, but I can't think of them off the top of my head. I also have all the other books in the original US hardcover editions, so the standard edition will go nicely with that set.

Ann - You are absolutely right. If they can't appreciate the thought, well shame on them! I buy myself something for Christmas each year that I wouldn't normally have bought, and that's what I'm looking at the collector's edition as.

Irish said...

Caspette - my bro-in-law does it all the time with his books. Especially the old poultry books that he collects. He'll try to get two editions of each. One to read and use and the other to keep as new as possible.

David - yeah...I'm pretty happy with my sister...bestest sister in the world. At least I can say that now when we are both highly mature adults

Ann - I second that motion. True friends appreciate the thought no matter the gift. My friends and I have given each other some really odd things over the years...but they've worked not 'cuz they were expensive but because they were thoughtful and often funny. I appreciate those gifts more than any others.