Over at Should Be Reading, our host has posed a question that scared me…just a bit. LOL
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?)
Let me tell you this. I have books everywhere! Shelves in the dining room, pantry, hallway, office, bedroom—like I said, everywhere. Just eyeballing those, plus the toppling stacks that hover over various bookcases, I’d guess about…2,000.
That’s probably a conservative guess, too. Of those, about 150-160 are in the TBR category.
I did start keeping track of the latter group and started my Curl up and Read blog to document the journey.
I’m feeling a bit more in control….
I wish that I had devised some kind of system to know what I have on my various shelves. They are alphabetically arranged, but because there are SO many shelves (six in the bedroom alone!), it’s hard to know where an individual book might be hiding.
My dream is for one big room just for books, with all of them alphabetically arranged (and catalogued). I know a place like that! Sheila has a reading room, which you can read about HERE.
But as much as I want my own library or reading room, I think I would miss the ambience of being surrounded by shelves everywhere I go.
I guess I’ll just leave it alone….
What about the rest of you? It’s ten o’clock, do you know where your books (children) are?