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Have you given away your copies?

Have you introduced Harry to anyone else? Do you have to keep picking up copies again because you're too eager to share them? Are you able to wait patiently for the friend to comment on the books, or do you call them frequently to find out where they are in their reading?

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Re: Have you given away your copies?


rkubie wrote:
Have you introduced Harry to anyone else? Do you have to keep picking up copies again because you're too eager to share them? Are you able to wait patiently for the friend to comment on the books, or do you call them frequently to find out where they are in their reading?

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i got my brother into reading harry potter. i dont hvae to get copies of the books, i'll let some trusted ppl borrow them, but then im always on them to hurry up and finish so i can have my book back. i pester them about where they are in reading. its horrible.
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Re: Have you given away your copies?

Give them away? Not on your life! I will lend them to people who I think would enjoy them but only if they return them in a timely manner and in the same pristine condition. I learnt from "Wicked" that it's better to keep a hardcover copy and loan out the paperback. But most of my Potter friends buy their own anyway.
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Re: Have you given away your copies?

The only person I've ever lent my Harry Potter books to was my brother, but it was only the 1st book, and I also read it at the same time.
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Re: Have you given away your copies?

I won't share! But I have bought quite a few soft cover versions for friends and family to get them interested in the series.
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I did buy a boxed set of the paperbacks 1-5 for a good friend's husband when he was going to retire. He actually ended up working part time but still has more time to read than before.
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I have 4 copies of book 1, and at least two copies of all the other books. I share and have actually given copies to my son's girlfriend as well. As long as I am left with one copy of each to check things out while I am on these discussion groups I am fine. I am thinking about buying paperback copies of all the books so I can mark them up when the last book comes out. I want to follow the threads of the final book throught the series so I can actually lead a good discussion group with older kids later on. JKR does such a great job of foreshadowing and uses so many other literary devices in her writing that I should be able to find great examples throughout the series to teach.
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I hope no-one has given away their first editions, first issues, because the 1997 first edition of HP and the Philosopher's stone sold for £20,000 ($40,000)!

http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,6109,636298,00.html
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Give them away... yikes, I'm one of those people who feel everything will come back into style, will be really important, or will somehow save my life as thanks for keeping it... so I almost never get rid of or give away anything easily. Though I have every intention of buying the Hardcover Boxed set of 1-7. My papaerbacks are i terrible consdtion... but that's because I travel with them. I may lend them if someone asks, but nobody ever asks... if they did I'd probabaly just buy it for them though.
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I lent my copy of SS to someone I was trying to persuade to read it- a friend of mine who is convinced Harry Potter is occult, and won't touch the books- and I have yet to get it back (I have learned better, since then, than to lend things to people that I actually care about having returned). I BOUGHT a paperback copy for a friend of my mom who I'm sure will love it, if she ever gets around to actually reading it...
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StoryMing wrote:
I lent my copy of SS to someone I was trying to persuade to read it- a friend of mine who is convinced Harry Potter is occult, and won't touch the books- and I have yet to get it back (I have learned better, since then, than to lend things to people that I actually care about having returned). I BOUGHT a paperback copy for a friend of my mom who I'm sure will love it, if she ever gets around to actually reading it...




Doesn't that just frustrate you to the limit? You know they will LOVE the book... and yet they don't open it! I'm still working on my nephews...
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I don't mean to get too off topic but can anyone tell me how to discern what printing your books are from? I know mine are first editions but that's it.
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dcsbelle wrote:
I don't mean to get too off topic but can anyone tell me how to discern what printing your books are from? I know mine are first editions but that's it.




If you look on the page that gives the copyright and publisher it will state when the first print was or just what printing your copy is and when that printing was done.

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Toni, Thanks for replying but I can't find anything specific pertaining to printings, At random i picked out GoF and OoP both bought at the midnight releases so here's the numbers I found:

OOP

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 03 04 05 06 07
Printed in the USA 58
First American Edition, July 2003


GOF

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0/0 01 02 03 04
Printed in the USA 23
First American Editin July, 2000

Is there a code here I just don't get? I must have missed this during my education years!

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dcsbelle wrote:
I don't mean to get too off topic but can anyone tell me how to discern what printing your books are from? I know mine are first editions but that's it.




If you look on the page that gives the copyright and publisher it will state when the first print was or just what printing your copy is and when that printing was done.

Toni


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Toni, There should have been spaces between the 1 and the 03 and the 1 and the 0/0 in the respective books. the mail daemon must have eliminated them.
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Re: Have you given away your copies?

The First American Edition tells you and the other editions won't have that. I will have something like copyrighted (1998) Printed May 2006 for when the reorint was done or it might have several months and years. so that you can tell which print it is by how many dates are before it. But one thing it will have is when it was first printed and who holds the copyright.

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Re: Have you given away your copies?

Thanks a bunch for clearing that up for me, Toni!

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Re: Have you given away your copies?

The number of printings in an edition can be found in the string of numbers you typed for each book. If the lowest number present is "05" then the book is from the fifth printing in an edition. Since both your copies were bought on the first day of release, they are part of the first printing in the American edition (as opposed to the British one).



dcsbelle wrote:
Toni, Thanks for replying but I can't find anything specific pertaining to printings, At random i picked out GoF and OoP both bought at the midnight releases so here's the numbers I found:

OOP

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 03 04 05 06 07
Printed in the USA 58
First American Edition, July 2003


GOF

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0/0 01 02 03 04
Printed in the USA 23
First American Editin July, 2000

Is there a code here I just don't get? I must have missed this during my education years!

Debbie
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dcsbelle wrote:
I don't mean to get too off topic but can anyone tell me how to discern what printing your books are from? I know mine are first editions but that's it.




If you look on the page that gives the copyright and publisher it will state when the first print was or just what printing your copy is and when that printing was done.

Toni





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Re: Have you given away your copies?


pedsphleb wrote:
The number of printings in an edition can be found in the string of numbers you typed for each book. If the lowest number present is "05" then the book is from the fifth printing in an edition. Since both your copies were bought on the first day of release, they are part of the first printing in the American edition (as opposed to the British one).



dcsbelle wrote:
Toni, Thanks for replying but I can't find anything specific pertaining to printings, At random i picked out GoF and OoP both bought at the midnight releases so here's the numbers I found:

OOP

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 03 04 05 06 07
Printed in the USA 58
First American Edition, July 2003


GOF

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0/0 01 02 03 04
Printed in the USA 23
First American Editin July, 2000

Is there a code here I just don't get? I must have missed this during my education years!

Debbie
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Nelsmom wrote:


dcsbelle wrote:
I don't mean to get too off topic but can anyone tell me how to discern what printing your books are from? I know mine are first editions but that's it.




If you look on the page that gives the copyright and publisher it will state when the first print was or just what printing your copy is and when that printing was done.

Toni










So does that mean that her edition of OoP was the third printing of the first edition? And her copy of GOF was the original printing of the first edition?

And why do they put all the other numbers there?
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Re: Have you given away your copies?

She has first printings - I think with such large print runs there are batch numbers as well. It gets more and more complicated the larger the print run gets.
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