Oct 252010
 
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This week’s question:
About how many books (roughly) would you say you own? (If you don’t have a clue how many, do you care to know? Why, or why not?)
My answer:
I know its a lot less then a couple of months ago.  I had read an article stating that if a book has been on your shelf unread for 2 years, then get rid of it.  So when we redid one of our rooms into an office/library, I purged 4 big boxes of books.  Not sure how many we have now, but the 2 brand new large 5 shelf bookcases are full and a couple of shelves with PBs are doubled up.  I think if I new the exact number, it might depress me because I’m not sure if I can read all that I own, plus the books on my EReader.  That is why instead of calling it my personal tbr list, I now call it my “tbr bucket list”. 

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  7 Responses to “Musing Mondays (posting 1 of 4)”

  1. Sounds like my basement! Except – I still have the four boxes. I was too afraid to drop them anywhere. Ugh! So I'm giving them away as prizes. Slowly… & trying to transfer them to eBooks.

  2. Oh, I'm familiar with that out-of-control feeling that comes with not knowing what's all around me on my shelves, which are everywhere. I do have a better handle on my TBR books, though, and started documenting them a year ago.

    Here's what I wrote:

    http://laurelrainsnow.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/musing-mondays-oct-25/

  3. Wow, that takes courage 😀 I can see getting carried away with book collecting, but I couldn't give any away unless I was very, very sure they wouldn't get read.

  4. Oh no, you said the P-word(Purge) I am too greedy to do that….Check out my Musing ON Monday answer.

  5. Hmmm. If I followed the advice of that article, then there are several books that I've read this year that would have gone out the door a long time ago. Proof for my pack-rat book habits that I shouldn't purge. 🙂 I do clear out every once in a while…every time I do, my husband takes my temperature because he's sure I must be sick if I'm getting rid of books.

  6. Hopping in! I hoard and purge in spurts. I feel a huge purge coming on!

  7. In that entire paragraph you never bothered actually stating a number of any kind. Hmmmmm…very interesting!

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