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)?
I can’t even begin to tell you the number of books I currently own, but it’s a pretty good size. I’d love to downsize it, but a lot of them are in the ever-growing pile of books to TBR. Even if book publishing were to stop tomorrow and I never put another book on reserve at the library, I’d probably have enough books for the next three years. Yes, it’s an illness and I’d get help for it, but I like books too much to give it up. The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?
Of course, as I’ve said before my thought is that having a healthy TBR pile is the secret to immortality.