Book Blogger Hop – # of books?
Something smells in this office! I don’t know what but it’s giving me a headache. I can’t wait for the weekend to start. I took Monday off because I’m fried and I need two long weekends in a row to sleep in. But, it’s Friday! Lovely, lovely Friday and that means it’s time for a few hops. This is the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Jen at Crazy for Books!
Our question for this week is: How many books do you own? This can include books in your to-be-read (TBR) pile(s) and books you have already read that are on your keeper shelf.
I don’t own a great many books. (Not compared to some of the true book fanatics I’ve meet over the years.) (We’ve been over how I’m cheap and get most of my reading material from the library, right?) It has to be a truly great book for me to buy it. I bought my 2011 favorite book, Witchlanders by Lena Coakley. I have about 20 books from the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. (Hardcover ones that I won in the most nerve wreaking Ebay auction of my life.) I have several books by Neil Gaiman, including Stardust and The Graveyard Book. I have a set of leather-bound children’s classics from my Grandmother. (Of which the copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is my favorite.) I have several creature books that I collect because I love the art. There are about 20 more books that were given to me as gifts over the years. Then I have my non-fiction reference books that I have to buy because I have an obsessive need to highlight and scribble in the margins. (I’m like the crazy old sorcerer up in his tower, only, you know, a girl.) All told I probably have just under 100 books, give or take, that I own.