Seems excessive I know, but you would be surprised at how compact 500 books can actually be. I have two full book cases (the tall kind), one large 1.5m x 1m chest full of books and I am just starting to fill a shelf on our DVD book case.
They are probably 70% second hand books and 30% new. I sill have quite a few I have saved from my childhood, including Freddie and The Enormouse by Hugh Scott (primary school) and The Clouded Hills by Brenda Jagger (high school).
I can hear you asking what book has the honour of being my 500th - so I won't keep you in suspense any longer! It was..... (drum roll please):
That's right, all 6 books in 1. Although I own the 'trilogy' in individual books, I thought that this would be the perfect book to take on holidays. Its a story I know and love well and because its so long it will keep me occupied for a good period of time.
A perfect addition to my personal library and a perfect book for my 500th book.
My 501st book was Shirley by Charlotte Bronte. I am not familiar with the story but I loved Jane Eyre so much that I couldn't pass it by.
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