Wednesday, October 5, 2011


So, a while back I was browsing the bargain section of Barnes and Noble's website when I came across Regulus, the Latin translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic children's book Le Petit Prince. I am such a fan-girl for this book that it's become something of an obsession to me, in that I collect it in any translation I can find. If I happen upon any other items related to the story, I'll snap those up too, if I can. I absolutely love the story and the characters (especially the fox), so of course I was beyond thrilled to find this - and on a discount, to boot!

The very first review I posted on this blog was for this book, and anytime I'm at a bookstore, I comb the foreign language and children's shelves hoping against hope for a translation I haven't already got. My collection so far now consists of the original French; a set of four board books; and translations in English, German and Latin. I saw a graphic novel at Borders when the location near me was having its closing sale, but when I went back with money, it was no longer there. :(

Do you have any bookish collections? Tell me about it in the comments!


  1. - I don't suppose that's it?

    I don't have any collections like that, but I do have a pretty bad habit of trying to get things the "same" - like if a series is coming out one way, then stops midstream, and I can only get the new version, I have been known to rebuy the previous version so my books all look the same. And mixing paperbacks and hardcovers is a no no. It's not a good practice to be in.

  2. Yes! That's it. :) I just wish I could have gotten it in the sale, because I can't really justify spending $15 on one book right now. Maybe soon, though.

    I don't like to mix up my series with paperback copies AND hardcover - it would look so strange to me on the shelves!

  3. At least it's not just me! People who have seen my book collection try to tell me it's weird "they're books, you read them, who cares if they match". I care!