Well, currently I have about 2,500 books. And I would say that this is the largest collection I've ever had. I've cleaned out books on several occasions, but I always manage to replace them with other books (and more!). Since I keep a running total (rather than keeping track of the number of books per year or whatever), I really can't say what the smallest number of books has been. I've always had books around me--from my very first cloth books (Here's a Bunny--my all-time favorite when I was too small to read myself. My Aunt Helen gave it to me and then I made her read it over and over and over and....). Now I have books everywhere...in a case in the living room, in bedroom bookcases, in my purse, at work (for lunch hours), in the car for travel-time reading, and more boxed up in the garage just waiting for the day when I have my dedicated library room.
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)?
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