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How many books do you own?


Having retired and started life over in a new location, I haven't built up much of a collection yet 30-40 books, but I buy a paperback every couple of weeks, and order about $30 or so from Abe Books every month or two. I have several bookcases to fill, and when these are full, I'll probably get more bookcases. LOL


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My personal library is around 60-70 but in my parent's house there are maybe around 500. That difference shows the distance between generations which sound bad for me and for the people at my age.


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I couldn't help laughing at 'truly violet's' reply as I can SO empathize. I have had years to gather these friends about me too, and for a long time it was just as she described, then I built a house with a huge library, with all the aisles and alcoves etc to store them. Over eleven thousand.
When we left that house I just had to be ruthless and hold each one and think, "As much as I loved you, will I ever read you again?" I could excuse keeping many of the youth titles as I have children and grand children, but others ... truthfully, I had changed. As an adult they didn't pass the test of time.
Many I had purchased secondhand as a student with my lunch money. I had grown up with them and carried them all over the world with me. I now have less than four thousand, but my ebooks are increasing, and I don't need to buy them shelves or pay for storage!


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I just started buying books instead of borrowing them from the library within the last year.. so my collection is still fairly small. I own around 75 books.


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I can't count the number of books I own. These are too many and keep changing. Now I read quite a few Ebooks.