Today’s “sparks” come to us from Booking Through Thursday. Our question of the day:
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)?
When I downsized four years ago, I did give away some books…but over the past years, I have also accumulated quite a few, too. So, when I went around counting and estimating this morning, I came up with around 1,000 books—including the TBRs of about 144. The largest it has ever been.
They’re on shelves like these:
And some are here:
They do surround me in my cozy little space.
Once upon a time, I mostly took books from libraries…and my smallest personal collection might have been during my teens, when I had maybe twenty books of my own.
What about you? What is your personal library like?