You have a lot of books at home

How many _read_ books do you have at home?

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  • Hello everybody!

    Phistomefel's remark "basically it is the books I like that I have read" (read here!), To which I would like to unreservedly agree, brought me to a question that - as far as I can rely on the search function and my divinatory abilities can: smile: - has not yet been set here:

    How many read Do you have books at home?

    Some people may throw their own books away after reading them, give them away, auction them or whatever. But how many remain read?

    I have around 1,600 books on my shelves. About 100 could be deducted from that, since I don't usually read through encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference works from A-Z. Maybe another 50 less for the parts or volumes of complete editions that I have not (yet) read - i.e. 1,400-1,500.

    What about with you?

    And what is the relationship between SUB and books read? (For example, it's 1:75 for me.)

    What% of the books you have just read will remain on your shelf (at least temporarily)? (For me, probably 90% due to targeted buying.)

    Looking forward to your answers

    Sandhofer

    Where do I get all this time from not to read so much. (Karl Kraus)


  • How many read Do you have books at home?

    I cannot answer due to the lack of an overview.


    What% of the books you have just read will remain on your shelf (at least for the time being)?

    100%, I won't give anything that's in my clutches anymore.

    "It is everyone's duty to speak out when they see something wrong." --- Stefan Heym, 2001

  • I have an estimated 500 books, 47 of which are on the SUB, and I haven't fully read a few reference works or illustrated books. But there are definitely 400 read books that are standing around with me.

    Relatively little is sorted out, I estimate the rate to be less than 10%.

    The three most important documents a free society gives are a birth certificate, a passport, and a library card.

    E. L. Doctorow

  • Thanks! : smile:

    I don't feel like counting now either, but if I assume that 30 books fit into one meter, then I've read about 360 books, without dictionaries, etc.
    And I don’t give anything away that I once have. The book must be really, really bad before I give it away. I give most of them a chance or develop a love-hate relationship. : smile:

    Greetings,
    Phistomefel

  • Lately I've sold, swapped or thrown a lot of books and then finally left a large number of books that I had read on my mother's shelf. In addition, there are books that I fetched from the library in large numbers in my youth.

    I would have to count through now, there are not that many anymore. I'll edit here then.

    Best regards,

    Weratundrina

    Help me, help me ~ Won't someone set me free? ~ There's no right side of the bed ~ With a body like mine and a mind like mine

    ~ IDLES ~


  • And what is the relationship between SUB and books read? (For example, it's 1:75 for me.)

    It should look the other way around on our shelves. One of the reasons for this is that we give many books back after we have read them. So z. B. my sweetheart has parted with all the Perry Rhodan silver volumes that he has read because he will not read them again anyway. I also occasionally swap books that I didn't particularly like. The last victim was: Reptilia.

    Since we have a lot of books, it is often not difficult for me to always give them some. But I also sit on many like a mother hen The fact that we even have such a large SUB is due to my intensive flea market activities in recent years. Books that I like and are "sold off" for the smallest sums have found a place with me so quickly. In addition, in my 9 months of unemployment, I exchanged hundreds of unwanted, sometimes unsaleable books (e.g. computer manuals) for beautiful books at buchticket.

  • After a few sorting-out actions, there are currently 221, the books that I want to cross / sell / give away are no longer there.
    I still have a few children's books in the basement, and a box full of Barbara Cartland and Victoria Holt novels. Both are not included in the number, I can't get the children's books right now - and the box is to be crossted or partially sold at some point.

    That's why I currently have more unread than read books, just under 38%.
    And the relationship could get even worse, because I'm thinking about giving up my Australian novels and maybe also the crime novels.

    Usually I only part with books that I didn't like at all or that I have twice. But why should I keep books from genres that just don't interest me anymore? I would not have thought that it would be so easy - and with the first action (chick-lit) I was cautiously skeptical. But I didn't miss anything, I was happy about the free space.
    I'm just puzzled now that my taste in reading has changed again and that I can't do so much with Australian novels ...

  • I've read about 1500 copies (but it's a relatively rough estimate) and about 500 unread books.
    I have reference works and non-fiction or specialist books about 130 - 150? Sometimes I've read them completely, in some of them I really just look up something, a few about halfway and 3 or 4 that I have already looked into, but haven't really read yet. I can't give any numbers there.

    So far I have let 5 books out of my clutches, including 4 children's books that I found incredibly stupid and "Crazy" which I found even more stupid. Well ... and a box of Jerry Cotton notebooks because they were always in the way. I kept the John Sinclair collection, but it does not count towards me.

    I have to do a "census".

    LG Gytha

    & quot; May this house be blessed & quot;

  • Hello!

    An interesting question that unfortunately I cannot answer exactly. After my shelf was again at the seams, I started clearing out the books that I don't hang on. But I'm not done with that because the corner for these books is now full: angry: If But when I'm done, I estimate that my number of books I have read is somewhere between 200 and 250 ... I hope that I will be able to let you know this year

    best regards
    Kirsten

    It depends on how you fill your life with life.

  • Hello Sandhofer!

    Nice question! Really strange that no one has thought of that in the entire book-discussion period.

    I can't answer part of it, though, because my bookshelf is so overflowing that I can't understand it. I'll answer that when I live in a larger apartment and have more bookshelves.

    But what I can answer is the following:


    What% of the books you have just read will remain on your shelf (at least for the time being)?


    All! And not temporarily either, but permanently. I do not give any of my treasures back after reading them.

    Because I also agree with Phistomefel's remark. And the:


    Phistomefel's remark "basically it is the books I like that I have read" (read here!), To which I would like to unreservedly agree, brought me to a question that - as far as I can rely on the search function and my divinatory abilities can: smile: - has not yet been set here:


    ... brings me to another topic, which now occurred to me: Whenever I rearrange my bookshelf so that more books can fit in, I have the problem that on the surface you might think that I am the books that I've already read, put in a box so that there is space on the bookshelf for the books that I still want to read. So that I can keep an eye on them all and not neglect any when choosing the next book.

    BUT: That doesn't work. Because, especially with the books that I have read, because they have accompanied and occupied me for a long time, in the meantime I have built up a relationship in between (= reading). And I can't manage to place them anywhere off the shelf. Because I already have something in common with them. And sometimes an important event in my life. So, no, they have to stay on the shelf, and ideally visible.
    But I can't put away the unread books either, otherwise I might forget them.

    This problem will be solved very quickly when I have more shelves. But until then ... well ... I have to think again and again.

    That was a bit of OT now, but with me your questions are inseparable from my problem.

    Best regards,
    melima

  • Hi!

    I have 27 books I have read on the shelf and 21 more neatly packed in a cardboard box in the attic.
    My SUB is currently 18 books "tall".

    The reasons for these comparatively very low numbers are:
    - We only keep books that I want to read a second time or that I liked so much that I will read them a third time. All the others have to disappear (quickly again) because 1. I don't have unlimited space and 2. I see no reason to keep mediocre books that I won't read any more.
    - I always try to keep my SUB small (again the lack of space), because I see bookstores as an extended SUB and can get more supplies there at any time. : smile:

    Alfa Romea

    Those who follow others will never arrive first.


  • Hi!

    I have 27 books I have read on the shelf and 21 more neatly packed in a cardboard box in the attic.
    My SUB is currently 18 books "tall".

    Now of course it would be interesting to know how many books you have read roughly?

    Greetings Thomas

  • Hi Thomas!

    I've already asked myself the question, but I'm simply overwhelmed with it.
    As a child I read a lot of books, which I then gradually gave away or disposed of in some other way (never been a bookkeeper: smile :), as a teen then less and then came a phase in which I got by with a lot of books borrowed from the library. Since I only came up with the idea of ​​keeping reading statistics through this forum, I really don't have an overview
    If you re-reads Not Factoring in (as a kid I read all of my books at least three times because we didn't have a school library and supplies were rare), I'd say somewhere around 400 and up. But that's really a very rough estimate : smile:

    Kind regards

    Alfa Romea

    Those who follow others will never arrive first.