We all love books...that's why you're here, right? After posting pictures of my bookshelves, I received a few comments about how many books I own. The truth is, I'm kind of a book hoarder. It's not so bad yet, but so far I've managed to acquire nearly 70 physical books this year...and it's only the beginning of March. Let's do some math here. I get about 6 books in a week on average. There are 52 weeks in a year, so if I were to keep getting as many books as I do, I will end up with over 300 new books.
So even though I'm quickly running out of room to keep all of the books I love/want to read eventually, I do keep certain duplicates of books that I already own. What? Don't look at me like that...I have good reasons. Here, let me show you.
Sometimes I have the finished copy, but I like the ARC covers better...
Sometimes I just like to keep favorites, especially if they differ, even in the slightest way, and sometimes I own the audiobook but fear that I may enjoy the reading experience more.
Okay, so these are the only duplicates that I actually keep. The others I give away/donate. I know that I have a lot, but it's not nearly as much as if I were to keep all the books I've ever owned. I've even done quite a bit of almost-spring cleaning lately and piled up nearly 50 books for my blogoversary/21st birthday celebration!
Wondering how many books I actually own? Over 500. I had about 100 before I began blogging and I've acquired the rest over the last two years.
That's my bedroom in a matter of just a few months. Lol!
Do you hoard books or do give them away when you're done?