I’ve finally finished putting all my books onto Library Thing. This was a project I started during my holidays after Easter & I’ve just had a fortnight off so I managed to get all the rest of my books listed. It may seem perverse for a librarian to take holidays & spend time cataloguing her books but that’s what I’ve done. I’m so pleased to have finished that I thought I’d share a few completely useless statistics. Maybe some of you will find this interesting. We’re all more or less obsessed with books, aren’t we? If not, don’t worry, there’ll be another book review along soon.
I own 2495 books, including
186 Oxford University Press titles & 412 Penguins.
94 Folio Society books, & 252 books with the tags History, England, Biography.
108 Persephones (all the published titles plus the Classics).
57 books by or about Jane Austen & 60 by or about the Brontё sisters.
146 volumes of poetry, 75 volumes of letters & 41 journals or diaries.
As well as 812 biographies, 123 volumes of short stories & 207 mysteries.
Of course, all those totals include books from the tbr shelves as well as books I’ve read. I have 803 books on the tbr shelves & if you add in the unread books on my e-reader, you might as well round it up to 1000.
I actually thought I had more books than that so maybe that means I don’t have enough? There is still a bit of room on the shelves…
I think this post is a good definition of obsession but at least now I can quantify just how obsessed I am which must be a good thing, surely?