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Re: how many books do you own and how many do you read a yea

Post by TrishaAnn92 » 23 Nov 2013, 15:15

Between ebooks and the traditional books I own about 200 books and my goal is the same as yours, I can finish a book in a day up to 2 weeks, depending on if I'm busy or not and if the book has really grabbed my attention. So my goal is to read about 70 books annually.
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Post by Scorsee » 25 Feb 2014, 03:16

I own a couple of thousand books...I love holding onto them and keeping them in my living space. I usually read about 100+ a year.
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Post by Gigareads » 11 Nov 2018, 21:44

I probably only own about 20 books but I read around 50 books a year. I only occasionally buy books, I usually read ebooks or borrow them from my local library.

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Post by dianaterrado » 28 Feb 2019, 01:20

Two years ago, I counted around 200-300 bks on my collection. And I average around 60-70 read bks per year.
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Post by spencermack » 28 Feb 2019, 17:04

I typically read 30-50 books per year. I find myself getting distracted by making my bookshelf pretty and forgetting to read them.
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Post by boardj » 05 Mar 2019, 14:29

Not enough and as many as I can! I'm a total book worm, itching to read right away once I'm done with one.

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Post by Mara Skywalker » 05 Mar 2019, 15:41

I used to be an avid reader as a child and teenager. I read up to five books a week!! In the last few years, I slowed down to maybe 20 - 30 books a year. Just recently I decided to read more again...and gave myself a reading challenge of 150 books for 2019 :techie-studyingbrown: :techie-studyinggray: . I know it's pretty ambitious, but I got a new job and need a lot more food for my brain now :D So far I have read 24 books.

I own about 1000 books, including ebooks. :arrow: You can never own too many books and a home without books has no soul!!

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Post by RoxieReads » 08 Aug 2019, 09:47

I own about 100 physical books, but wish I could have more! My library has grown substantially over the past year or two, as I have been trying to read about 100 books each year for the past two years.
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Post by Aditi Sapate » 15 Sep 2019, 09:45

I own hardcopies of over a hundred books. My reading goal for this year is 100, but it's more than half of the year gone and I haven't crossed 50. :lol:

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Post by germanis » 17 Sep 2019, 08:32

I actually have no clue as to how many physical books I have, because they're scattered between South Africa and Zimbabwe but I'd hazard a guess at over 100. I have 872 books currently downloaded on my Kindle, but not sure how many are in the cloud, because this is my 3rd Kindle (they are abused!) so all the previous stuff is floating around somewhere.

I try to read around 200 books a year - the year before I managed 224, last year 182 and I am currently on book 174 so far this year.....

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Post by Reynaa » 22 Sep 2019, 20:15

I only own roughly 50 physical copies. I rent through Kindle Unlimited. So far since June, I have read 14 books. I average 3-4 books a month.

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