BTT: Weeding

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. 🙂

4 comments

  1. I get rid of the ones that I absolutely don’t like, the ones that I rate as “Toss” in reviews. I tend to keep books that are of literary artistry.

  2. @Gautami – Gah, Enid Blyton! I'd love to have them hehe.@Matt – Yeah, if I didn't like it I'll set is aside. 🙂 Among the books I truly keep are the ones that are educational, like art books and all.

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