Thursday, June 30, 2011

Booking Through Thursday: Size Matters

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This week's Booking Through Thursday question(s):

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)?

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 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.

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Someday I need to pose among my books like this person. It would be a suitable photo for me!

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

Julie @ Read Handed said...

I'm waiting for the day when I can have an entire room dedicated to my own personal library, too. Don't see it happening anytime soon, though!

Anonymous said...

It's great to be able to have a room just for your books.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I cannot pose with all of my books, since they're in every room...LOL

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your collections.

Unknown said...

Yay, another huge library!

Here's mine:

Yvonne said...

Love the picture! Yep, I have alot in my TBR and I know I'll never read them all in this lifetime.

Yvette said...

It's amazing to me that you can keep a running total of all your books, Bev.

I have no clue.

Wouldn't even know how to keep score.

All I know is, I have lots.

That's a great pix of Gwynneth Paltrow among what I presume to be her books. :)

Bev Hankins said...

@Yvette: I've kept a list of my books (and also a list of books read from other places) since I was in junior high. Now that I have Excel it's incredibly easy to add to the spread sheet--or subtract in the rare instance when I clear out some books. There are several things that I wish I'd kept a better record of when I got the book and when I read it. I do that now, but didn't always.