I keep about 1,000 books at home. No more. I cull every year, and I charity-shop stuff as I go along, too. I read much more than I keep. I buy a lot of poetry. I read a nonfiction book every week and usually have a “classic” and a new fiction on the go at once. I always read a poem at bedtime, and usually one before I start work each day. I read aloud to myself. This centers me in the morning and soothes me at night. I have a Kindle, but its uses are limited! Great for travel, but no substitute for the real thing. A bit like phone sex.