I probably own about 10,000 books. My partner is also an avid book collector. Just about every room in the house, except the bathroom and toilet, have books in there. Every one of these books, we love, value and cherish. Have I read them all? Nope. When will I get around to doing that? That's a very good question. I try to squeeze a time when I can glance through a book or two. Sometimes I'll carry one in my bag (it will be within a plastic folder so that the book isn't ruffled up in the bag), and hope to read it during the day. After a few days of sitting in my bag, it goes back to the shelf. I guess I got this idea that if I wanted the answer to anything in life, I would just have to reach for the right book. That's how the collection began. Nowadays, I look at the internet, or wikipedia. BUT, don't be fooled that I would ever put these online resources ahead of my books. No way, I still love those volumes. I hope you understand.