Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.
This week's question is:
What’s the largest your personal library has ever been? What’s the greatest number of books you’ve ever owned at one time? (Estimates are fine.)
Is your collection NOW the biggest it’s ever been? Or have you down-sized?
What’s the fewest number of books you’ve ever owned (not counting your pre-reading years)?
My personal library is definitely at its biggest right now (and getting bigger all the time!). I don't know exactly how many books I own, but I'd say somewhere around 350, plus Pickwick (my Kindle) carries about 150 e-books. When I was younger I used the library a lot, so I didn't own that many books. But after discovering BookCrossing in 2005 and then book blogging last year my book purchases have skyrocketed because I keep finding interesting books my library doesn't carry. Also, I don't like reading Norwegian translations, so for the most part buying books is my only option.
I have always owned books, ever since my mother subscribed to a series of Disney books when I was 4 years old, but I haven't always had room for that many. One of these days I will have a house instead of this tiny flat, and a whole room (or perhaps attic) that contains nothing but my books – and a reading chair.