Well, books that I own (either through purchase, gifts or giveaway wins) I keep and my current total is 1051 books. Any non-expiring e-books I keep on my Kobo too; although, I do of course delete NetGalley and Simon and Schuster ones after reading if they are going to expire eventually.
Occasionally I borrow books from a friend or from a library and then return them, but that is rare as the library near me is not great and I prefer to just buy what I want or try to win copies in giveaways.
I will sometimes lend my books, but only to my more trusted friends and family members as I want them to come back in the same condition and in a reasonable time frame.
On a separate note: Given the upcoming demise of GFC, I am looking for a new way to follow people and have them follow me. I am leaving GFC up on my blog for now, so please do still follow me via that if you wish, but I am also currently going through every blog on my blog roll, seeing if they are on Goodreads and sending them a friend request there if they are. I get so many emails already that I don't want to subscribe to people that way, so Goodreads will be the best way for me to still keep in touch with you all. I am going through the blog roll alphabetically and am currently up to the 'T's, but if I have missed you or if you want to pre-empt me, feel free to send me a friend request at My Goodreads Page. Thanks everyone!
Great answer. I barely get books from the library too. I Followed through GFC and Goodreads. =]ReplyDelete
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I keep all my books and I'm also very fussy with my books I don't lend out my books at all after some bad experiences of books being returned in terrible condition without even an apology, new follower, here's mineReplyDelete
1051 books! Wow, I haven't stopped to count mine, but I think you win!ReplyDelete
Here is my Follow Friday post
Old follower =)
That's a lot of books, have a good week-end.ReplyDelete
I liked your answer! I hate borrowing books from friends, maybe because I don't like lending them mysefl!ReplyDelete
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I like most of my books and really like to keep all of them! :) Thank you for the great answer!! ^_^ReplyDelete
New follower! YAY!! :)
Books For All Seasons
Yeah, you sound just like me! I'm always worried about ruining the quality of my books and, like you, I keep practically every book I've ever received. My book count is probably only 200 or so, but that's way too many already!ReplyDelete
Wow that's a lot of books! O_o I'm impressed.ReplyDelete
As for ways to follow, check out my post if that's any use to you: http://onceuponatime.jaedia.net/?p=4264 :) Mission to Read did a fairly good one as well.
Hi! New follower! You got a bunch of books. Lol. I don't have that many yet. One day.. Thanks for stopping by the blog!:)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for commenting and following!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog! That is most certainly a lot of books. New follower!ReplyDelete