By Cindy R. Williams
Do you love books? Do you love the feel of the pages? Do you love the smell of a new book? Do you love the musty smell of an old book? Do you just love to look at them? Are you a "Hector, the Collector" of books? Do you look at your books and see old friends?
I answer yes to all of the above. I am a dye hard book-aholic.
I took a walk through my books, I mean house and noticed the many, many books. There are books in book cases in my office and family room. There are books on the formal front room table and stacks around the grandfather clock. More books are upstairs on the hall counter and stacked on the antique dresser on the landing. Books fill the book cases in each of my children's rooms. There are ten boxes of books in the garage, three book cases in my bedroom plus the stack by the side of my bed that are priority reads. I can't forget the the three bathroom bookcase--you know, those storage thingies that surround your commode and hold about a hundred books.
Anyway . . . the point is, I tried to count how many books I have, and finally stopped at 2,333. For reals! An educated guess is that I have at least 3,500 books and I think that is probably being conservative.
So, here's the deal. Everyone take a stab at how many books you have in your abode and tell us in the comment section below. I wonder if together we can reach a half a million.
(By the way, the picture at the top isn't from my house . . . but I'm almost as bad.)