I love to read, as does my husband and my children.  Now that we are somewhat settled, I have been able to continue my book collecting.  I have all books by Tom Robbins, Neil Gaiman and Christopher Moore.  And I have many more by various other authors that I enjoy.  I love re-reading books that I enjoyed in the past, so I can't wait until I am older and have a larger collection, it will truly be something to be proud of.  :-)

piscesgal piscesgal 31-35, F 13 Responses Jun 3, 2009

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I'm sure once the kids are out of the house, if I ever have to make a choice between food and a great book, I may have a tough decision on my hands. :-)

I think it was Vivtor Hugo who said he would (and had) bought books before bread!

So many little time!

Anti-Libraries are GREAT!! I love when I can score books faster than I can read them, I bought a few offline a few months ago and still have 2 by 2 favorite authors to read, and everytime I'm at the library I grab some of the 'free' books, just in case I ever want to read them. Favorite books are great, but knowing there is an un-read book is good too. :-)

I have a small one. Or an anti-library (haven't read most of them!).

I agree Gray, and aren't you guys in the process of moving soon? I know that by the time I get my 'library'(minus the shelves and fancy chairs and lamps) together, we will be moving(well, we better be, I can only stay in the south for so long).

I have a good portion of books Nishasen, and enough shelf space for what I have now. But I imaging in 5-10 years I'm going to need(and really, really WANT) to have a room that is specifically designated as a Library. With little fashionable lamps by the super comfy chairs too. :-)

Me too .. I want a sizeable library, but i am afraid i can't afford that

And by the way Tat2doc, I would gladly house your books, as we have an extra room, but would not want to take the risk with a toddler in the house. The room is gated off, but there is no telling if/when he would figure out how to get around the gate and attempt to 'read'.


Good luck with your library. my problem is that I have nobody to leave my collection to that will appreciate them like I do.

I started collecting around 1980 and haven't stopped since. I've been lucky enough to have the finances to go to my local bookstore and drop a few hundred at a time. Easily $3-400 a month or more, every month. And now with Amazon, I don't even have to leave the house.

Before I moved, I was the #1 customer at both the regular bookstore, and the Christian store (during my religious reading period).

Now I'm kind of waiting for some new titles to come out in history, art, non fiction, or German Shepherds.

Nice, I hope to have a library for my home at one point. I actually have a room that I keep all of my books in, although it is only two bookshelves. My husband likewise has his own bookshelf and my daughter has two. Given 5-10 years it should be pretty vast. That is an impressive collection of books Tat2doc! I love the idea of collectibles, and so far only have one that hasn't been read. And the other one I wouldn't call a collectible, it's just a first edition print of the first Dark Tower Book, and I didn't have the money at the time to buy that and a regular copy, so it's been read, lol.

I want a home for my library!

you wouldn't happen to have about 24 feet by 6 feet of wall space would you? I need room for over 3,000 books. And maybe 20 are collectibles. The most expensive so far was purchased for $400 and worth $1,400.

Coraline was a great story, my daughter and I read it at the same time, good stuff. I dream of a huge library with large windows and overstuffed chairs to read in. :-)

Ooooh, I did not know there was a group like this. I love to read, I am right with you on book collecting. When I am older, and have a nice job and a house, I want my own library, a huge, gigantic one to get lost in, like Gatsby's library. There's actually words on the pages(owl eyed man on Gatsby's library) lol. I read Coraline, by Neil Gaiman, I really liked it......