Friday, July 31, 2015

FF Friday: In Which I Dream About ARCs (And Selling Them For Big Profits)

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

This week’s question: If you could get an ARC of any book, already published, or not yet, what would it be?

Answer: I own a lot of books, but I don’t consider myself a book collector. I don’t really care about rare books or collecting every edition of my favorites. So, if I could have any ARC, I’d choose a valuable one and then sell it to pay my tuition.

I bet ARCs of the Harry Potter books would sell for a lot. I think Amazon bought J.K. Rowling’s handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard for $3.98 million. Did she handwrite any of the Harry Potter books? Can I have one of those? That would be awesome.

Bill Gates bought Leonardo da Vinci’s The Codex Leicester for $49.1 million (or $30.8 million. I don’t know which sources are accurate). I could totally pay my tuition with that. The Codex Leicester is a journal, though, so I don’t think there are ARCs of it.

I *think* the most expensive printed books ever sold are The Bay Psalm Book (sold for $14.2 million) and a first edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America (sold for $11.5 million). I’ll take an ARC of either of those.


The follow part: If you are a book blogger and you leave a link to your blog in the comments below, I will follow you on Bloglovin’. I’d love it if you also followed me. If you want to be friends on Goodreads, TwitterBookLikes, or G+, that would be awesome, too. Click the links to go to my pages on those sites. I’m looking forward to “meeting” you.


  1. I would love to find a valuable ARC to pay for my student loans. That would be amaaaazing. Thanks for stopping by! Following on Twitter and sent a GR request.

    Brittany @ Bad Wolf Reviews

  2. Hehe, that's a very good answer indeed! :) Following you already in Bloglovin'.

  3. Bwhah LOVE this answer! HP ARCS are insanely expensive, like $1K-ish. I really want a Hunger Games one. Like, I would give a kidney up or something equally insane.
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight