Too many books?

Is it ever possible to have too many books? I don’t think so…

My dream home would have one room that would be a library–a large room. Maybe even with books floor to ceiling–and an attached ladder to be able to access them all. They would not be “show” books–they would be books I’ve read and enjoyed…and re-read.

I was thinking about this today as we were sorting through some boxes from our old house. We’ve sorted through books, but today I discovered a couple that I decided I want to keep.

At one point I did let go of probably half my books. I have access to them through a library that is close at hand, so I decided it was time to let them go. And I passed quite a few of them off to my son.

I remember reading when a rich person was someone who might have 20 books. Wow! What does that make me?

I have four bookshelves that are 2′ wide by 8′ tall–plus three additional bookshelves that are about 3′ wide by 3′ tall. And they’re all full of books…almost all of them read at least once. There are a few that I haven’t gotten around to yet, but not many.

Books are so important!

I read a study once that said that a top predictor of success for kids is the number of books that is in their home. If that’s so, our kids should be in good shape–and so should our grandson. His parents have lots of books themselves…and so does he!

Too many books? Never!!