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Originally posted by davespanners
I just did a quick rough count of the number of books in the house and I would guess at it being between 600-700, thats split between me and my girlfriend though.
I have a load of books on design / architecture / photography / fashion trends and computers and a few about mentalism and mind mapping , and she has loads of books about magic / ghosts / witchcraft etc
Originally posted by DrumsRfun
Alot of people own alot of books to appear intellectual.
Most people I know haven't read most of the books they have...they are just status symbols to look smarter then what they really are.
I own 55 books and have read each one,give or take the ones that people gave me that I wasn't interested in.
I will be getting rid of alot of these soon and will start collecting again.
Once i read it...its old news.
Some of my books are favourites so I don't toss those ones.
Owning 2000 books is kinda like hoarding to me.
The books I find to be most valuable are cookbooks because i can't remember every recipe.
Originally posted by DISRAELI
reply to post by dontreally
I didn't attempt to do an exact count, but at least 600 or 700. That includes two bookcases which I bought when I moved here, specifically to house my history collection. About one-third of the total. The rest mainly fiction/literature. These are books that I keep because I want to keep re-reading them. The best books are like that.
I'm old enough that my book-buying is my own business, but I think your relatives are very foolish to grumble at a book collection. They would prefer you to have no mind at all?
Originally posted by Mike Stivic
I could muster up about 7 or 8 thousand books in total. I never throw out a book and niether did my parents.. My sister has her kids.. I have my books..
What happens when you move house?