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    Default How many books do you own? Also how many have you read?

    Ill start off with mine. I own 70 books and probably have partially read about 10 and only completed like a couple.

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    I have tons and tons of books. When my husband and I bought our house the previous owners left their five huge bookshelves full of books. I was in heaven! We also have an extensive book collection on our own.

    I have no idea how many books I've read, but when I have time I'll read one or two a week

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    I currently own 599 books (yes, I have a complete list) but I've only read about a hundred or so of those because I live close to a library and I keep on lending loads and loads of new and exciting books from there because I'm a starving student and I cannot even go to a bookstore because I'd never get out of there without being completely broke and yeah, I'd probably never read any of them. I'll probably continue reading my own books when I retire. Maybe.

    And I have no idea how many books I've read throughout my life. I started to read pretty early.

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    A wild guess is that I have at least sixty to a hundred books, not counting my husband's. He probably owns three to five times as many books as I do.

    Of the books that I own personally, I've probably read all but five. I don't keep every book I read, though (sometimes I sell them on Amazon to support my habit), and I have no idea how many I've read. Allowed unlimited access to books, I would read a couple a week, every week. Not heavy stuff, just mostly novels.

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    Hehehe...

    I own about 10 books. Read about 9,5 of those.

    Read in total in my life? No idea. Probably around 50ish...
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    I own about 80 books, and I've probably read at least 500 from high school until now.
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    I have hundreds of books (some that I got when I was still a kid).

    I've read probably about 70% of them.
    Most of the ones I haven't read were bargain-bin specials at Borders (etc) where I thought the topic would be interesting but haven't yet scheduled a time to read.
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    I own about 150 books and I've owned another 100 that I sold when we moved to Japan. I've read all of them and maybe at least another 100+ from the library.

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    Throughout my life I've owned over 100 books. Currently I probably have less than 100 on my bookshelf. Many of them are nice references that I can thumb through when I have a random question in my head, or books I've already read.

    Normally, how it goes is I see something I'm interested in and rent it, if I enjoyed it, I buy the book so I may enjoy it again sometime. If I don't wanna re-read it again, it's not worth buying. I do have lists and lists of books I still need to spend my money on, but they won't manifest until I have something bigger than the small 5-shelf bookshelf I own in my room. I refuse to clutter my space (I already had to create a 6th shelf on the floor infront of it.)
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    Own in the realm of 175ish; have read all the novels, and extracted information out of the nonfiction to varying extents.
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