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Topic: How many SFF books do you have listed on your shelf?

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Subject: How many SFF books do you have listed on your shelf?
Date Posted: 8/22/2008 11:24 AM ET
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I have over 3500 SFF books in my personal collection.  I've wasted too much time looking at bookshelves with 30 romance books listed.  So:  tell me how many SFF books you have listed and I will look at your shelf.


Date Posted: 8/22/2008 6:54 PM ET
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47 (out of 58) are SF or F

Though I would expect with a collection of 3500+, you've probably read them all.

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 12:48 AM ET
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15 of my 26 are SFF.
Paul H. (PaulH) - ,
Date Posted: 8/23/2008 4:13 PM ET
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Off the top of my head I'd say I have 48 (of 50) SF&F on my bookshelf. 

Scratch that.  I just looked and I have a bit more non-SF&F out there than I remembered.  It's more like 42 of 50.

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Date Posted: 8/24/2008 3:21 AM ET
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on my shelf at the moment, i have 21 sf&f books.  but that's out of 74 total, so if you look, i highly recommend using the filter by genre to ignore all the mystery and romance.

my personal collection of sf&f i don't think is as large as yours (i haven't counted), but it does take up 30 3-foot shelves in my library room.  i did have to do a bit of a purge a while ago to make room for new books, but most of those books are no longer on my PBS bookshelf.

Date Posted: 8/25/2008 3:04 PM ET
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Two-thirds of my shelf is SF&F .

On the down-side, I only have 6 total books posted at the moment.  :)

I guess I ought to dig though my books and post some more....



Date Posted: 8/31/2008 5:18 PM ET
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I only have 26 out of over 200.  I love sf and fantasy, though, so I was surprised by the small number.  I do have several shelves on my keeper shelving-units devoted to those genres.

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 10:04 PM ET
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I have a bookshelf of 223 but only 72 are what I would consider science fiction or fantasy. I have more mysteries and others than I thought. Actually, I am probably holding on to more of my science fiction/fantasy and getting rid of other kinds of books.
Date Posted: 9/2/2008 3:52 PM ET
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Wow, you've got quite a collection! My bookshelf is mostly SciFi/Fantasy - out of 107 books on my shelf (as of right now), I'd say I have approximately 75 SciFi/Fantasy books.  Also have 3 unpostables in that genre (see my signature). 

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 7:30 PM ET
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I go through the same problem as you with looking through the bookshelves. Even on the people that I order from or order from me. There are about 20 posted SFF books on my bookshelf at the moment.
Date Posted: 9/10/2008 1:43 PM ET
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out of 105 books on my shelf about 12 of them are SFF.

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 3:58 PM ET
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I swap SFF books at half a dozen stores within a 60 mile radius.  I always get caught up in conversations with the owners because I take in as many as 200 books at a time.  We have decided that the large majority of SFF readers do not let go of their books.  That probably explains why I have over 3500.  About half of my collection is older stuff.  With my swap credits from the bookstores I am mostly getting newer authors now. 

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 1:01 PM ET
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8 out of my 32 books are SFF...

Subject: Only about half...
Date Posted: 9/16/2008 5:20 AM ET
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... which would be 608 of 1267 are Sci Fi & Fantasy and filtering to SFF only would be 204. I don't trust the filters on that though, it all matters how the book was put in.

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Rose M. (RoseM) - ,
Date Posted: 9/17/2008 6:47 PM ET
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Out of 50+ posted, only 10 or 12 are SF/F, which is weird because that's mostly what I read.  Then I realized:  I keep most of my SF&F books.  I am sorting through a few old boxes of books right now and re-reading so I can decide what stays and what gets posted.  Should have some more posted soon.



Date Posted: 11/14/2008 12:27 PM ET
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Odd, I thought I'd answered this post already.

I have about 30 books sci-fi/fantasy out of about 80 total.


(Updated due to large order)

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Date Posted: 11/14/2008 12:49 PM ET
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2, because I tend not to swap my SF/F books..LOL 

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 2:11 PM ET
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31 out of 51 are Scifi/Fantasy