Guilty Pleasure: Special Edition HP

I couldn’t resist. After six months of longingly staring at it on the bookstore shelf, I finally took home my very own copy of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Special 10th Year Anniversary Edition, using part of my Book Geek winnings.

If you’ve just “tuned in” to my blog, well, I’m a big Harry Potter fan (^_^), and I collect different editions of Harry Potter books, even in languages I can’t read. I haven’t counted recently, but I think I’m up to nearly a hundred different Harry Potter books (I know, I know, I owe the readers of this blog a nice long pictorial entry on my collection, but I am still scrounging for time to do that).

While my ultimate dream is the collector’s edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, I have resigned myself to the impossibility of that for the moment, so this is the next best thing (or so I try to tell myself).

It’s practically the same as the hardbound US edition except for the dustjacket, clothcover, and the front matter.

Here are the photos (because I know my Flipper friends have been waiting to see this!):

dust jacket with special Mary Grand Pre art
Red clothcover with gilt stars
brand-new frontispiece, also by Mary Grand Pre
Copyright page
My favorite part: an early sketch of Snape by J.K. Rowling
and a little intro by JKR

P.S. Speaking of Harry Potter, here’s a hilarious video Dianne showed me yesterday. Enjoy!


My copy: hardcover with dustjacket

My rating: 5/5 stars

15 thoughts on “Guilty Pleasure: Special Edition HP”

  1. nakakatawa naman yun video. hahahaha. ganda naman nun HP book mo. matagal ko na din gusto bumili nun edition na yun. Love ko din si Hermoine. ^_^

    Maglalabas ba sila ng buong series ng special edition version?

  2. *drools*

    *inggit mode*

    Seriously, I’m a huge HP fan too. Although maybe not as big of a fan as you are. But my copy of book 1 is in a very pitiful condition now. I’d really love to buy that anniversary edition too. Oh well.. pag may pera na siguro. Hehe.

    The only extra HP book I bought is the UK adult edition of DH. ^_^

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