Stephen J. Gertz tells us that
over the course of fifty-two years of reading in bed (since age 6), I've slept with 12,775 books
I did so shamelessly, with little regard for the books as individuals. When I get an itch, I reach for a b**ch of a book. 'Might as well face it, I'm addicted to livre.
I wonder how many books I've read since I was six. Probably enough to stock a small library.
Thanks, Babs, for finding the article.