Monday, July 28, 2014

Uh-Oh

You Can Own Too Many Books: How many books does a person have to own to officially be labeled a book hoarder? According to Shelfari’s Compulsive Book Hoarders Group, the answer is simple: 1,000 or more.  

Hat tip to Beth Foxwell.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nonsense! No such thing as "too many" books.


Jeff

Deb said...

1000 books? Pikers!

Anonymous said...

Exactly, Deb. I think this woman would pass out if she ever saw the George Kelley Collection, or the Crider house for that matter.


Jeff

Tom Johnson said...

A thousand? Phht.

Randy Johnson said...

That makes me a four time piker then.

Rick said...

I am a book hoarder. But I'd venture to say that the measure of diagnosis isn't an arbitrary number of books.

I don't think anyone who has sufficient accessible shelf space for their collection is a hoarder.
But anyone who has unaccessible books in boxes, plastic bins, or storage IS a hoarder.

Anyone who, like myself, buys additional reading copies because the copy or copies already owned are lost in the book wormhole is quite clearly a hoarder. And probably beyond help...

Bill Crider said...

Unfortunately you have described me perfectly, Rick.

Anonymous said...

This woman sounds more like a Sex in the City character whining about not having enough closet space for all her Jimmy Choo shoes than any genuine book person I've ever known.
Art Scott

Richard said...

Like Jack Benny staying at age 39, I guess I'll stay at "999 books".

Bill Crider said...

Now there's a good idea!