What’s the largest your personal library has ever been? What’s the greatest number of books you’ve ever owned at one time? (Estimates are fine.)
Is your collection NOW the biggest it’s ever been? Or have you down-sized?
What’s the fewest number of books you’ve ever owned (not counting your pre-reading years)?
It’s probably the largest now. The count of my actual library (which doesn’t include books I can’t get rid of, for various reasons, or my Tolkien collection, because that’s cheating) is something like one hundred and forty six books on my one bookcase. When I have a place of my own and I get to have my own office, I expect that number to rise… slightly. I’m super-picky about what books I actually purchase; unless I stand a chance of rereading it, it’s only worth a rental, even if I absolutely love it.
I don’t remember any numbers for when it was smaller and I was younger, but I imagine around the one hundred mark is more or less about right.