When’s the last time you weeded out your library? Do you regularly keep it pared down to your reading essentials? Or does it blossom into something out of control the minute you turn your back, like a garden after a Spring rain?
Or do you simply not get rid of books? At all? (This would have described me for most of my life, by the way.)
And–when you DO weed out books from your collection (assuming that you do) …what do you do with them? Throw them away (gasp)? Donate them to a charity or used bookstore? SELL them to a used bookstore? Trade them on Paperback Book Swap or some other exchange program?
I just recently went through every book upstairs and found some titles with which I was ready to share the book love. It wasn’t as difficult or as heart breaking as I thought. I offered some to family and friends and then hauled the remaining boxes to the used bookstore. I wish I could say that I was completely generous and donated with nothing in return. Nope but I did trade for books. I needed something to fill all of those empty, lonely spaces on my bookshelves and closets and dressers and….I cannot wait to see the bounty when I save up the time and energy to organize the books in the basement.
What are your book organizing habits? Are you a purger or will I be seeing you on the next episode of hoarders?
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