Originally hosted by Melissa from i swim for oceans, Smash & Kt took her original inspiration, and made it their own, expanding it to more than just books. Let’s get personal (but respectfully so) and learn more about one another! Each week, a different question will be posted along with a place to link up your posts and visit other people’s responses. This meme is definitely meant to bring out conversation and meet new people. So, Let’s Talk!
How many books do you own (keepers) and how many are in your to-be-read pile?
Feel free to include pictures!
I own over 600 books! I tell people I have a book buying sickness and I buy faster than I can read them. Plus, I borrow from the library, too, so it seems my at home TBR shelves don’t go down near as fast as they should. I still have all my childhood books like Goosebumps and Animorphs, too. Since I just recently bought my own house, I am still trying to get my office/library area set up. I am also bad about buying books that I see for good prices that I eventually want to read, so I buy them, even if it may be 10 years before I finally do read it. I can’t even begin to tell you how many books are in my TBR stack! Even some of my must-have-right-now books are still unread (bad me). And once I do read them, even if I hated them, I just can’t bring myself to get rid of them, unless I am doing a giveaway. I do giveaway all of my ARCs after I read them pretty much, but the books I have already had for a while I can’t. I would really love to have my own personal library one day and I’d say 600+ books is a pretty good start!
Here are a couple of pics of the mess that currently is my office area. There are also at least 3 more boxes of books that you can’t see in the corner. All these books and only 1 lonely bookshelf. After Christmas I will definitely be getting more (I want the walls lined with shelves).
So what does everybody else’s piles of books look like?