jzanger: :: I probably had around 30 or 40 and ... challenged myself not to buy ANY MORE cookbooks until I'd made at least three recipes in EVERY ONE of my books. This was before EYB came out and it made a lot of sense to me to get to know my current books better before adding to my library. ::
Did you decide to get rid of any of the existing cookbooks after the three recipes' trial?
Yeah, I actually did. Even though I didn't make it through every book before I gave up on my cookbook diet, I have become more picky about which books I want around for the long run. This site has also done so much for my enjoyment and exploration of the books I already own, so nowadays I feel less inclined to keep books around that I'm not using. If I were at a point in my life that I wasn't moving around any more and I had lots of space for books, I would happily add fabulous books without a second thought, but that's just not my reality right now.