Here's my seminary story about Bibles.
When I arrived at Andover Newton in 1994, I heard I would need only one Bible for my seminary education: The Harper Collins Study Bible (New Revised Standard Version). I purchased a hardcover copy. I had no Bible classes that first year, which may sound odd, but as a commuter I took what I could schedule back-to-back, so I used it for reference and personal reading rather than as a textbook.
After a break in my education, I returned in early 2000, and that's when I began taking all my Bible classes. And in that first semester, a professor insisted we needed a different Bible, the New Oxford Annotated Bible, Second Edition.
I sighed. But I bought it. In hardcover.
Then in the fall of 2001, I took a seminar on Mark with a wonderful professor, Abe Smith. For this class he required the purchase of a New Oxford Annotated Study Bible. I thought, great! I have one! But guess what came out later in 2000? Yes, the Third Edition. And my professor wrote some of the notes for it. Not that he wrote the notes for the gospel of Mark, mind you, but he wrote the notes for 1 and 2 Thessalonians, and never mind, just buy the Bible.
I sighed. But I bought it. Only this time, I bought the paperback.
Finally, in a post-seminary attempt to fit into my lectionary group, I succumbed to peer pressure and bought yet another copy of the Harper Collins, in the somewhat-lighter-to-haul paperback version. That's the copy on my desk these days, while the hardcover lives at home and the NOABs have been given away, one to a friend, and one to a family member.
At home you would find a couple of King James Versions, the RSV I received as a 3rd grader at the Olde Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, Virginia, and various CEVs and NRSVs given to my kids by Large Church and Small Church, as well as a Message Remix.
Which version are you reading?