I know what you're thinking -- she's a librarian; of course, B is for books. But the truth is that in an academic health sciences library, books aren't our first concern. Journals (professional-level periodicals), usually in electronic format, are much more important, are the prime source of information, and use up most of our budget. I even know some librarians who don't like to read for fun!
Despite that, books are important to me. And, despite the fact that the public library has pretty much everything I need, I like owning them. I own a lot of them, in fact.
You've already seen my cookbooks.
Not included here are most of my knitting books (although you can see a few of them on the top of one of the bookcases up there) and the computer and home-maintenance books.
To answer some questions:
- No, I don't know how many books I own.
- Yes, I gave a lot away when I moved (probably about 25% of my collection).
- No, they aren't cataloged, although they are sort of loosely arranged by topic.