Booking Through Thursday: Size Matters
June 30, 2011 § 4 Comments
This weeks BTT is all about the size of our personal libraries…
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)?
Unsurprisingly, my library is currently the largest its ever been. When one considers the type of book buyer I am, especially when it comes to used book stores (see this post for an idea) it’s a no-brainer that my collection continues to grow.
As for how many books I own, if you asked me a few weeks ago I would have said roughly 800. Then I did some spring cleaning, and I discovered I actually own over 900 books. If you count all of the textbooks and such, I’m walking the line of about 1000… and those are just hard copies. If I were to include all of my ebooks, well I have a lot, and so the total is over 3000 books that I own.
I would say I owned the fewest books in high school. I was a reader then, but I wasn’t reading as much as I do now. I’d say I probably kept my book total at about 150 books during my high school years.