My library is currently incomplete and it’s kind of eclectic. Right now it’s got most of my fiction books, but many of them are my “literature” books from college. I have barely begun to list the books I’ve read that I don’t yet own. I only plan to add them as I’m reading.
Working on the collection has made me realize what kind of book owner I am. It’s always been natural for me to read books from libraries. I’ve worked in them since my mid-teens and always had access. It seemed silly to buy them except when I really needed them. Books I own tend to be either stories I can’t live without having around, books it’s really hard to get ahold of through libraries (especially some of the non-fiction stuff), and books that I somehow acquired and don’t want to get rid of. Here’s a sample:
I put a widget for “Currently Reading” in the sidebar and will try to keep that updated.
I paid for a year of upgraded LibraryThing service, so I’ll actually be able to upload all my titles. Thank goodness for ISBNs!