Booking Through Thursday: Weeding


Many thanks to Booking Through Thursday.

Do you ever weed out unwanted books from your library? And if so, what do you do with them?

Yes and no.  I definitely have had, up until about the last year, a problem with holding on to books even if I’m not sure I really want to read them or (even worse) if I have read them and didn’t enjoy them.  The latter problem I am definitely conquering now!  I’ve tried using readitswapit.co.uk and had some great fun with that.  The problem is it often does end up costing you money.   Also, if you have books that no one else wants, you end up having the books you don’t want just sitting there anyway, for a long time.  My instinct now is just to give them to charity.  However, I’d be interested in trying Bookcrossing or maybe hosting a “hate giveaway” at some point in the future? As in, I might not like these books, but someone else will want them?  Of course, if I made it international, shipping might be an issue… I will think on this!

As to getting rid of books I’ve not read… yeah, that doesn’t really happen.  I always think, “what if?”  You never know when a book you open is going to become your favourite so it would just be silly to give away books unread…. right? Right?!

Ah well, as addictions go, it’s relatively harmless…