Once I saw this on matociquala's journal, I compulsively started tallying up my books, and then there was no stopping.
1: Total number of books I own:
Despite several attempts at culling, I probably have about 1500 books in the house right now.
2: The last book I bought:
Lud-in-the-Mist, Hope Mirrlees
3: The last book I read:
Mortal Love, Elizabeth Hand
(This is the last one I finished. I'm in the middle of three others.)
4: Five books that mean a lot to me:
Is it possible to pick just one volume by H.D.? It would have to be the Collected Poems, then, to get the war trilogy and still have Sea Garden and Heliodora included.
Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke
The Dispossessed, Ursula K. LeGuin
The Spiral Dance, Starhawk
My own unfinished manuscript--after all, it's the central organizing principle of my daily life. I can't think of any other book I've worked on every single day for over two years. Not even the dissertation, though that took longer.
5:Tag five people and have them do it on their blogs
No need to tag anybody. Resist it if you can.