Thursday, 6 March 2014

World Book Day

 
Today is World Book Day
 
 
Yes ... I have a few .....

 
.... here are some of them ....

 
... and a few more.

 
Did I mention I have quite a few ....

 
.... there are more but I guess you're getting fed up with this now.
 


 
 
How many do YOU have :-)
 
Sue xx


30 comments:

  1. Less than I'd like but more than can fit into my apartment .... hence my storage locker!

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  2. You can never have too many books, Mike says I have too many but I don't listen.

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  3. More than I really have room for but not as many as I would like! I would love a room lined with books, some big, comfy chairs, an open fire and not much else. Oh..and a lottery win..coz you'd never get me out again!!!
    Love that badge, it sums me up perfectly!!

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  4. I am never going to count! Sue it is great to follow your new journey, you sound happy if a bit wet. Last year you kindly sent me some soap for naming your hens, I absolutely loved it so am saying a second belated thanks. I am taking early retirement on 2 March, a dog and hens are on my list.

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  5. How many books do I have? More than I dare count!!

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  6. I have far, far too many.
    And no television.
    And an eleven year old daughter with a reading age of fifteen, highest in her school by a mile.
    Just found your blog and really enjoying it!

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  7. I have no intention of counting my books, far too scary! Possibly the annual budget of a small country went on acquiring them. They give me pleasure and knowledge and they look good too, what more could I ask for......I know an extension to put some more in.

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  8. No, you can never have too many books, but there is a limit on how many times you can read your favourites? Or is there? I have them downstairs, upstairs and in the garage & loft. I have a couple of 'collections' which cost me quite a bit to get together and there may come a time I have to part with them. Some are more valuable than others so they might be dealt with differently.

    I have given quite a few away recently and if I am given novels to read, I always pass them on, it is the favourites I don't part with, travel books, teenage books that I have re-discovered etc.

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  9. Less than twenty these days....but I'm still unsure if I made the right decision in downsizing my book collection.

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  10. If the average home has 138 books - according to a Survey, then I must have enough for equipping about 8 other homes!

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  11. Oh dear - well, about 20 boxes LESS than we had a few weeks ago, as we sold some we could part with. I have 200+ cookery books alone, and probably 2000 books all told, many of them reference books. (History, countryside, archaeology, antiques, literature, as well as novels.) I put it down to having no books as a child, so I just HAVE to have lots now.

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  12. Quite a few, too :o) Fewer than I used to though - somewhere along the line I learned to let go. Ish....

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  13. Too scared to count!!! I spent today teaching dressed as Alice in Wonderland and trying to explain to 19 wee 5yos why books are important and special. Yes they all love their electronic games and gadgets but you could have heard a pin drop when I read them 'Room on the Broom' :-)

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  14. too many and that doesn't include my kindle

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  15. I don't read novels at all but I do love reading to my children our 4yr old has a huge basket full of books.

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  16. I'm so glad to read that many others have 100's (it's really 1000's) of books. My husband would swear that whatever amount I say it is at least double that. I have got better at getting rid of books after I've read them though. Although they don't seem to go down though. Oh well, I could be spending my money on stuff that my husband buys and fills our garage to bursting!! lol

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  17. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 1500+ volumes but I've stopped counting.Most dating from earlier than 1950.

    Goo luck in all you do. Love the blog!

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    1. That's amazing Marica - i bet there are some good titles in that lot. Its rare to see books so old here. I bought my son, who has Aspergers and specialises in military history, a set of 4 books from an old book shop that were a collection of poems, letters and reports written by soldiers during WW11. They are so interesting. He treasures them. Goo Luck to you, too! LOL Dont worry i am usually typing so fast and trying to be really quick that i make lots of mistakes in comments. Im sure half of blogland thinks im deranged and uneducated. Not True (she shouts at the PC) !!!!

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  18. Dang. Good luck. No one wishes goo.

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  19. Oh so many, I try to get rid of some and take them to the charity shop........then buy more while I am there.

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  20. Im always copping it for buying books. I buy them from the book dept inside BigW and they are usually anywhere from $16 - $25. A book last me all day and yet no one comments when you spend $30 going to a two hour movie? I also get to pass it along again and again until it comes back to me and i give it to the op shop. Good value i think.

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  21. I love the picture that says "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents". I read to my son almost everyday from the day he was born until he started reading on his own a few years back. He's now 14 and an avid reader.

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  22. Let's just say that a few years ago, a friend was doing a ginormous book sale for charity. He asked me if I could sort out a few books from my collection for him. We sorted out about 1000 books that we decided that we probably wouldn't read again...

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  23. Oh Sue we have masses. Even the loft has loads and if I am honest I shall be decluttering a few of them as part of my 1000 items challenge. Unlike Jo though I don't have 1000 of them, wow that is a lot.

    X x

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  24. When we moved from a 4 bed house to a 2 bed bungalow, many, many things had to go. Amongst the most painful was over 1000 books. I absolutely hated getting rid of them..... And I haven't missed them at all, which I was very surprised about.

    Still got oodles of cook books that one day I may go through, maybe

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  25. We have a house full! Floor to ceiling bookshelves in our dining room along one whole wall, boxes in cupboards and we still need more room for them. Im loving that I have quite a few titles that you do, tho Im trying to get into the habit of buying from charity shops, reading and then redonating to try and reduce the amount that come in to the house. We are both very avid readers (and OH is a hoarder) so I dont really like my chances, tho if and when we make the move to NZ we wont be taking them all with us.

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  26. Our house is full to the rafters with books. We are total book addicts.

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  27. Oh my goodness, not just me then. I thought I was single-handedly spending Britain's way out of recession! I organized a second-hand book store at work and through that we support 2 orphanages in Uruguay and give to other charities. As I work in Geneva and we work in 3 languages we have a good stock although the English always do the best. When we moved offices we had to take the books out so I got stuck with a load of French books I had the bright idea of taking them all out when we had our neighbourhood annual clean up (and eventual booze up) and the ladies were like flies to the proverbial you-know-what. They were gone in about 30 seconds to some very grateful ladies. And oddly enough I AM going to take all my English books up to our car boot sale because I think the same will happen with the Brits over here. And neither my boys nor my ex read. How sad is that.

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