This is a hypothetical thread. Here is the choice: would you rather be the master of 10 books, a literary expert on them, know them completely, or would you rather have read 1,000 books and know them in a general sense? I bring this up because I have a serious book addiction. I am a junky. I am always looking for new books to read. Sometimes I wonder if it would be better to have less books and to know them completely than to have so many books.