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Today’s discussion is about books, but not just any books special edition books. I’ve seen a lot on Twitter and Bookstagram about the new special edition copies of A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, and that is what inspired me to write this post. In my own personal collection, I only have three special edition books. I have the special edition of Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling, the one that Amazon only produced 100,000 copies of, I have the 20th-anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and then I have the special illustrated edition of The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown. Tales of Beedle the Bard was a gift, I bought Philosopher’s Stone, and I found The DaVinci Code at a library book sale. I’ve always wanted at least one UK edition of one of the Harry Potter books. As for A Darker Shade of Magic, I already have the entire trilogy in the original white hardcovers that I absolutely love. I didn’t even pre-order either one of the special editions and if anyone is wondering if I’m going to buy them in the future the answer is no. I don’t have anything against people who want to buy special editions of books, but I really don’t see the point in buying them, and I really honestly don’t need to buy any more than what I already have.

How do you feel about special editions? Do you think they are necessary? Discuss your thoughts in the comments!

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    • I feel like that’s the only reason why they come out is for the money. A Darker Shade of Magic was published two years ago and there’s already a special edition? I could see if it was a special anniversary edition or something but I feel like some books have special editions just for the sake of having a special edition.

  1. Fantastic discussion post! I loved this topic, because honestly, I never really had formed an opinion on it until reading this post. XD Honestly, I’m really not into buying the whole special edition of a book. If it was a book that was literally my favorite book of all time and if it had a gorgeous cover or it was signed or maybe had some amazing, amazing extras (more than just an exclusive short story), I might have to debate and buy it. I understand the draw and I’m jealous of the people that do decide it, but I feel like it’s just a waste when I could be buying other books out there…even if I do love the book dearly. XD Wonderful topic! 🙂

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