1) Total number of books I've owned: Like Joe, I assume this asks for all-time book ownership. And I get to thinking about Value Tales, The Great Brain and all those old Peanuts paperbacks. And college textbooks. I’ll say 700.
2) The last book(s) I bought: Grey Area by Will Self
3) The last book I read: What’s the Matter with Kansas by Thomas Frank
4) Five books that mean a lot to me (in no particular order): Franny and Zooey by Salinger; It Came From Memphis by Gordon; Lolita by Nabokov; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Chabon; To the Lighthouse by Woolf
Okay, Crystal, Pat, Prigge, Beth and Ryan: Your turns.