How's this for a bookshelf? The complete set of Penguin Classics - all 1,082 of them. Talk about being a book snob.
Let's see - say three friends a year, one book per birthday, plus one book a month I give myself - all I have to do is live to be a 100 and I could do it. Actually, probably more like 96 given the books I already own. Hmmm.