A friend recently asked me how many books I had to which I responded I had no idea! Over the last few years friends and family have given me books, I've mooched books for free from Bookmooch as well as buying on average 15-20 books a month (been on a book buying ban this year so haven't bought that many but have bought a few)... so they have piled up as I couldn't keep on top of the reading.
I had books everywhere ... 3 plastic crates, 1 fold-away crate and the rest are in bags for life (photo below is just a selection of the books... imagine another 2 plastic crates and 4 bags for life!).
Well I made the mistake yesterday of trying to take an inventory of the books and was shocked to discover that I had nearly 300 books. This number does not take into account the books I've read and then given away or sold on Ebay so I would hate to hazard a guess how many I would have had if I hadn't.
I didn't realise how many there were although the fact that I 'd run out of room in the crates should have given me a clue ... I've got 1 bag alone of books just bought this year when I said I was on a book buying ban!