Thursday, June 30, 2011

Booking through Thursday: How Big is Your Library?

I'm participating today in Booking Through Thursday, where the question is:

What’s the largest your personal library has ever been? What’s the greatest number of books you’ve ever owned at one time? (Estimates are fine.)
Is your collection NOW the biggest it’s ever been? Or have you down-sized?
What’s the fewest number of books you’ve ever owned (not counting your pre-reading years)?
Wow, this is a tough question...I'm terrible at estimating!
I have six bookcases in my home full of books, most of them mine. I do think this is the largest amount of books I've ever had, and if we ever move, it's going to be quite a chore to load them all up.
The fewest amount of books were probably during my childhood, although even then I had a decent amount.
Like most bibliophiles, I fantasize about having a home library--one room lined with bookcases and set aside simply for the purpose of reading.
But owning a vast amount of books is never what it's been about for me. I DO want my own copies of all my favorite books. But for me it's mainly about the pleasure and enjoyment of the reading experience, not necessarily how large a library I can accrue.
Go here if you'd like to participate in Booking Through Thursday!


Michael said...

I have far too many books for my own good...but yet I can't stop collecting them. I buy them with the intention of reading them. I just never said WHEN I'd get to reading them.

It doesn't help that I see books I want to read and either pick them up or put them on reserve at the library. I tend to have reserved books come in in waves. Some weeks it's a slow, lapping on the shore, others have surfers drooling at the sheer magnitude of them.

Oh and getting a Kindle has only made things a bit worse. The good part is you can store a LOT more in a smaller space.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I always wanted a big reading room, but now, as I approach old age, I would prefer to give most of my books away and just keep a few.

Ubiquitous...that's books for me...Booking Through Thursday: Size Matters.

Tribute Books Mama said...

My collection is still growing.

here's mine:

Anonymous said...

Me too (what you said)!


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