Are you currently collecting any authors? Why?I collect authors compulsively. It's like an addiction. And, to make matters worse, I have the tendency to collect an author's entire works before I start reading them (though I probably read one or two, which got me hooked).
Do you have all of their books? If not, why not?
Did you buy all the books in the collection at the same time, or did you buy a book here, a book there? Have you actually read all of the collection? If not, why not?
For the last several years, my big collecting goals have been R.L. Stine and K.A. Applegate. One day, I got it in my head that I needed all the Animorphs and Goosebumps books, and it spread from there to Fear Street, etc. Why? I don't know. I enjoy Goosebumps and Animorphs (even though in general I'm not a huge reader of kids' books). And to be honest, I like the challenge. These are not easy books to find.
I now have all the Goosebumps books, and I just obtained the last Animorphs book I was missing. I've still got a way to go on Fear Street, though. Soon, I plan to read both those series all the way through, and I really, really hope it's worth the huge effort that went into scouring used book stores for the later books that didn't have a huge printing.
Other collections I've completed over the last few years include Anne Rice, and A Series of Unfortunate Events. I'm still working on Frank Herbert and Terry Pratchet...
Tell me about your collection! Is it as big an obsession for you as it is for me?