Wednesday, October 19, 2011

FIR '11: Reading Question #4

FIR is hosted by Katrina at Callapidderdays.

Every Wednesday this fall, Katrina will be posting a question about reading.

Today's question:
How large is your personal/family collection of books? And where do you keep them?
With both my husband and I avid readers, the answer to this is a lot! And by a lot I mean we probably have close to 750 books. He enjoys old books and my collection is more varied. We were very lucky when we moved into our house two and a half years ago that there were built-in book shelves around the back window of the living room. I thought to myself when we first looked at the house that there was no way we would ever fill those shelves - boy was I wrong! Not only did we fill all those shelves, there are some that are two deep with books.

We also have a book shelf that my hubby made out on the enclosed porch that is slowly filling up with books, too. Of course, we each have a few books on our nightstands, too, but those books rotate depending on what we are reading.

Now, that number above does not include the over 1000 picture books I have still sitting in boxes in my basement from when I was teaching. That is another story for another day.
So how about you? What is the book collection like at your house? 


  1. I'm so envious of your bookshelves! I love them! I'm trying hard to get rid of books when I read them, but I still have far too many on my shelves.

  2. @Julie I do get rid of some books (probably not as many as I should) and I try to only buy those books I want to keep on my shelf - James Patterson books, historical fiction, etc.

  3. I love it!!! Wish I had that much space to put books!! I just have a small bookshelf and put the rest in my closet lol Looks like you have quite a selection

  4. I just took a lot of books to the library this week, they will be having their book sale this week-end and next week-end. I don't really know how many books I have, however, I know I have according to Goodreads, 85 books I haven't read yet. I have quite a few I haven't listed on Goodreads.


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