Me too! My husband estimates that I have around 35,000 books. My collection is mainly nonfiction. My excuse is that as a teacher and writer I need the books. But the truth is I simply love books, especially old ones.
To: Irish Queen
This morning, I thought that I must be the only goof ball around with so many books. I estimate my book collection at somewhere around 4000 volumes. All this in a two bedroom apartment! My latest craze has been old collectible magazines. With the price that I have paid for some of them, they ought to count as books. The highest price I paid for a single magazine was $110.00 (Volume 1 Number 1 issue of the Double Gun Journal). I honestly don't even know how many old magazines I have. The really bad places to hang out for old books are estate sales. A couple of months ago, I bought five volumes of "Public School Methods", copyright 1912. I got them for only a buck apiece. I just can't seem to walk away from good deals on old books.
My name is dbehsman and I am a bookaholic.
posted on 12/18/2004 10:07:05 AM PST
(NRA Life member and loving every minute of it!)
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