Booking Through Thursday
When’s the last time you weeded out your library?
Been a while since I last answered this. Usually, I’m the first haha. 🙂
Hmm, I think it was some few months ago, when I was looking for books that I could add to my online store.
I’ve moved around a bit in the last five years: from my grandparent’s house to a boarding house to this condo. In the last move, I decided to leave all my books in the province, but occasionally, I’d bring a book or two here. I’ve managed to build a collection of additional books, so the ones I have in the province plus this… let’s just say that if I have my own house, I need a room just for the books.
Before, I’d rather not get rid of any of the books because there’s a certain attachment to each and every one of them. Plus, there’s the thought that “I’d read/use this again one day,” which somehow stops me from chucking away any book. Except perhaps the textbooks.
But I still have the encyclopedia sets we had when I was a kid. Hey, it’s a Charlie Brown Encyclopedia set! I can’t let that go, ever.
When I feel like I have to let a book go, I read it one last time and I try to remember why I liked it in the first place. If I couldn’t, it goes to the “must go” pile. As I mentioned, I add it to my “for sale” pile. Thankfully, quite a few have gone to good homes. 🙂