Booking Through Thursday — How Much Is Too Much?

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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.

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8 responses to “Booking Through Thursday — How Much Is Too Much?

  1. Yes, the first step is admitting you have a problem. But the second step, I think, is willingness to change. That would be my hangup!

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

  2. Your reply made me grin…it DOES seem like the books are multiplying sometimes! It’s cool that your TBR list consists of actual books. Most of mine are just on a list on Goodreads.com :)

    Hope you’ll stop by and say hello…

    Cindy at Cindy’s Book Club

  3. Sometimes we really nurture our illnesses, don’t we? :) Coffee, books, blogging, sweets…mine are pretty common illnesses.

  4. I’m like that with books AND comics. A few years’ worth of books, and I’m pretty sure that between the TBRs and stuff I want to re-read, if comics ceased to be published tomorrow, I’d still have a decade’s worth of comics reading left.

    Also, I thought the secret to immortality was in “not dying?”

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