Thursday, October 15, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Weeding Your Library

Posted by Deb, come join in and give your answer.

As much as I love books I only keep my favourites of each year and all Mary Higgins Clark's as she is my favourite author.

I just moved earlier this year and it was bitter sweet. There will always be 1 book that you have to read again right away. 'Dibs, Search of Self" was the one for me.

I have read lots of good books but I give them to friends after, if I'm not going to read them no point in keeping is my thought. Many that I will not keep in my collection I always give to charity. Throw away books (gasp) is right. Only if they are so old the musty smell says 'throw me away'.
Weeding October 15, 2009
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Wordpress — --Deb @ 7:06 am

We’re moving in a couple weeks (the first time since I was 9 years old), and I’ve been going through my library of 3000+ books, choosing the books that I could bear to part with and NOT have to pack to move. Which made me wonder…
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?


  1. There are some now and then that just can't be saved- but it's okay because they've had a long life!

  2. GT and Marie, there once was 1 so good that I went out to buy it again and of course it had an up to date revised version, so not always a lost, absolutely.

  3. I think that passing books on to friends is a nice way to 'weed' and probably the least painful...


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