Haven't seen them, but white covers tend to be a problem if you eat chocolate while reading. And it's very necessary to eat chocolate while reading HP, for Dementor attacks and such.
White covers don't exactly encourage one to read a book, do they? Worry about smudgey fingerprints and also some people would then want to keep them away from children, or not read them much to keep them pristine-looking, and that's just terrible. HP must be loved and well-thumbed. Okay, okay - the HP BOOKS must be loved and well-thumbed, although I'm sure that HP would also like that. ;)
Besides, I love my bright colourful kiddies' covers, they bring back fond memories of buying and reading them for the 1st time.
I think I'm with Hayley, I like the kids covers best, some of mine are adult version, but when I have enough disposable cash, I'm going to get a box set with the original hardback covers. Then its going into storage.
Well I have no wish to put the cat among the pigeons, (fibber) but I see no value in having anything BUT the original covers - I - not only an Adult - but an Elder adult - am not ashamed to be seen reading a book for Children - I have the feeling that what I read is my own BIZ and nothing to do with any one else - but I know people who think it is below their dignity as Adults to be seen to read a Children's Book - what rubbish !!! I read what I enjoy and I still retain intimate contact with the being that I call "the Child Within" - there is a child left within the most of us, if you acknowledge that child within, you understand as a child understands - and you can scarcely be a good teacher of anything - unless you know how children think - and what they want. It is with this thought in mind that I claim the white cover books are an absolute adjectival waste of money. As I remember - "What are you reading that for ?? thats a Kids book" and my reply was - "I am TRYING to enjoy a good story - now please go away and leave me to do so" (Well I MEANT - Go Away_
Well said Patti. I like to treat my 'inner child' with chocolate and cartoons. Not too frequently mind I still have to address my own needs but as Dumbledore said "Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young"
Thank you Tim - but there is another thought coming up today - I think somehow the best of our young folk are getting an unfair deal, like so many people that are older who cannot be selective in their critique - they lump all the young under one heading and the tar them all with the same brush
I am trying to remember - from the King James Bible
"When thou wast young thou didst put on thy raiment and walked where thou didst wish, but when thou shalt be old - thou shalt stretch forth thine hand and another shall gird thee, and carry where thou wouldst not"
You know it I am sure but it's the lovely olde worlde English that I just LOVE - I think that is what keeps me very young at heart - you see people who are now getting old - and possibly close to their "Sell-by" if not a tad out of date - they do not think too much of youngsters - but it is all down to the way you treat THEM - I see young people as Our Future, and I believe that it is not in bad hands - the future - by and large!! They may easily shock us by doing a better job than WE. My Inner Child laughs and greets another child who is racing around the Asda store and hitches a ride on my trolley. I have been adopted totally unofficially by some children as a "sort of" Nanna-Figure - but that is another story - must not hog the thread.