Remember to Check Your To Read Bookcase

Happy Tuesday, Squiders. You get a post today! Hooray!

Anyway, funny story. I’ve told you about my Twitter book club before, right? Well, we’ve been running into issues choosing books, so we’ve just put a rotation into effect, where, when it’s your month, you pick a few books and then the final selection is chosen from your choices. So this month we’re reading The Spirit Ring by Lois McMaster Bujold.

That’s not the funny part.

The funny part was that I checked the library and Amazon and came to the conclusion that it would be easiest to buy the ebook version of the novel. So I did. But then there was an issue with payment, so I had to buy it again. So I did.

And then I looked over at my bookcase, and the first book my eyes settled on was, you guessed it, The Spirit Ring.

I must have picked it up at one of the library book sales last summer, because I have no recollection of owning this or, indeed, any Bujold books.

This isn’t the first time this has happened either. Perhaps the most notable time was when, as a teenager, I was trying to find a copy of the novelization of Labyrinth. It was out of print. I searched everywhere.

I eventually found it. On the bottom shelf of the bookcase in my bedroom.

So this is just a reminder. If you’re anything like me, you don’t know all the books you have. It won’t hurt to take a quick look before you buy a new one, so you don’t end up with three copies of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

In excellent news, Kit Campbell Books is almost fully functional again! So if you’re reading the blog over there, you will now be able to get posts again. I’m working on fixing images and pages, and everything should be nice and shiny over the next few days. I’m also going to put up some extras and bonus material from City of Hope and Ruin, so if you’re into that sort of thing, check around Friday.

How are you, Squiders? Ever bought multiple copies of the same book? Accidentally?

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