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Old 02-23-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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My goodness. I got some catching up to do! I just went to the library book sale came back with like 6 books paid 5.50$ for them all. Most for the kids when they get a bit older 2 for me. Most of my books stay packed up because 1 no room for them all 2 kids would mess them up if they were out. I need an office that I can lock or something that way I can get put them all up.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:45 PM
 
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I really have no idea how many books I have. I have books at my home in Albuquerque and books in my home and barn in west Texas. Most are family, local and American history left over from a small online bookstore we had several years ago.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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As much as I read books, I don't own very many. I probably own 10 (non text books) at the most. Since I can get them from the library and return them, I don't see the point in owning a book I've already read once. Just adds to the clutter!
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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I have over 1000. I have bookcases in nearly every room and some in the garage, too. I need to purge some of the books because I will never read them again. I try to do this every 6 months or so. I clean them out and donate them to Goodwill.

I have very little will power when it comes to books. If it looks or sounds good I order it. I'm in over my head right now because I have around 25-30 that I have not read yet.
NO! Goodwill won't appreciate them like I will!!!!! lols
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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NO! Goodwill won't appreciate them like I will!!!!! lols
That is a stone cold fact, Jess5. I know you love books as much as I do.

Next time I am up your way I'll bring you some.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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If you are going to have a weakness then you have the best one possible. So do I. Wow, I'd love to crawl around in your attic.
Hubby started to implement a rule : if I want to get a book in I now need to get a book out. So far I am still winning the battle and also "secret" hiding places for a small cache. Getting rid of so many of my books was heartbreaking though. I have no problem giving books away I have not enjoyed but those I have loved I consider my "babies". At least they went to charity but still. But hey I don't drink, don't smoke and have taken drugs so I suppose not too bad a "vice"...

I dream of one of those huge wall to wall libraries , the ones with a little spiral staircase to the upper levels, with a fireplace, huge dual aspect windows and comfy armchairs ( and a small fridge for drinks and snacks of course). I could then maroon myself in that room and only come out once in a while !


Something like the Oxford University Union Library ( where I go and read periodicals once in a while) which is my idea of heaven ! ( and with Arthurian frescoes painted by Burne-Jones , Rossetti and William Morris to top it all !!) :


http://www.oxford-union.org/__data/a...ld_Library.jpg

http://karmapa.brainbooking.com/imglib/oxford-uniion139 (broken link)[1].jpg
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Wow. Nice library. I think we all wish for something like that.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I would guess a bit over 2200. Will be taking inventory over the next few months. Last done in December 2007.

Virtually all are non-fiction dealing with aspects of History. Have read them all except for about ten which deal with poetry. Own a Bible as well but have only read a portion of it.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Hubby started to implement a rule : if I want to get a book in I now need to get a book out. So far I am still winning the battle and also "secret" hiding places for a small cache. Getting rid of so many of my books was heartbreaking though. I have no problem giving books away I have not enjoyed but those I have loved I consider my "babies". At least they went to charity but still. But hey I don't drink, don't smoke and have taken drugs so I suppose not too bad a "vice"...

I dream of one of those huge wall to wall libraries , the ones with a little spiral staircase to the upper levels, with a fireplace, huge dual aspect windows and comfy armchairs ( and a small fridge for drinks and snacks of course). I could then maroon myself in that room and only come out once in a while !


Something like the Oxford University Union Library ( where I go and read periodicals once in a while) which is my idea of heaven ! ( and with Arthurian frescoes painted by Burne-Jones , Rossetti and William Morris to top it all !!) :


http://www.oxford-union.org/__data/a...ld_Library.jpg

http://karmapa.brainbooking.com/imglib/oxford-uniion139 (broken link)[1].jpg
I sneak books into the house all the time. My husband can't make rules about things he doesn't know about

As far as libraries go, my husband used to have a friend who turned an old round granary into a library. The sides were lined with books, a staircase spiraled up, with landing areas placed so that you could browse around there. This being the prairies, I have always thought I would like to have a library like that. It would be my secret hideaway.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Northwest Hills, CT
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Probably around 150-200.
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