I don't spend as frequently as I used to, but for a while I had a real thing for books. Signed, numbered, doodled in by the author, first editions, pre-release copies, and some that are personalised. The last time I was at my mum's (don't have space for them where I am) I took a few photos of my old collection.
Almost everything on this first bookcase is at least one of the above, some are several. In particular nearly all the hardbacks are signed 1st eds.
Note the leather-bound edition of a Brandon Sanderson novel at the top.
Unfortunately my Malice hardback is an ex-library copy - I've seen mint 1st eds on sale for £1,000! The paperback is an ARC though. Wrath is also notable because the spine was updated in further editions to match the rest. Ruin and Wrath were signed, lined, dated and doodled. Senlin Ascends was an early self-published edition. I think Arcanum Unbounded was multi signed, but I don't have it on the spreadsheet I started to track them.
The Broken Empire omnibus is triple signed. Paperback Wheel of Osheim is an ARC that was personalised after I won in a charity auction from the author. Note two more Sanderson leather-bound editions as well, and a copy of And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini in a gorgeous purple/gold slipcase.
Below theres a lot of paperbacks (some signed/personalised), some hardbacks (usually 'just' hardbacks, but some are marked again) and other misc stuff.
The last photo contains all the stuff that didn't fit on the shelves, including all my Black Library paperbacks, and my ARC Unbound, which I think was multi signed. At least I think Unbound was the ARC - if not then Arcanum above was!
Not included in the photos above (as they're in a box in the loft) are maybe 10-20 more signed pieces (including at least one full trilogy) and another leather-bound Sanderson, signed and numbered again. There also a leather-bound double-release on order to further flesh those out - they're seriously expensive but beautiful to look at, and I've not missed a numbered copy yet!
All told there's a couple of thousand been spent over a few years here, but a fair few have also already appreciated in value.
So that's me - what's your vice?
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