Saturday, July 21, 2012

Book Purge

I'm not sure what has come over me, but today I purged more books than I ever thought possible. This is just the view of my mother-in-law's backseat.  Her trunk was also full and so was my trunk. This does not include the boxes of books I gave to my brother's family, or a few more boxes I am gathering still.  And, this is just what I have given away. Sadly, I have not read a lot of what I gave away.  I am hoping this is a lesson to myself that from now on I don't need to buy books. I already use the library, but still have bought books. I can't read books from both of those places and still have any time to do anything else. In addition to purging books, I had some great helpers who helped construct new IKEA shelves for me.  So, as soon as I get myself organized, I will share pictures of my new library. 


Melissa Mc (Gerbera Daisy Diaries) said...

I did this recently...but not quite this many!
Our library system accepts donations (with the benefit of a tax receipt!) and they have quarterly book sales which ususally net around $10K. Those funds are used to pay for the summer reading programs for kids. Win Win all the way around.

Tammy said...

The next time my husband complains about my over stuffed book shelf I plan to show him this picture. LOL! It's easy to get out of control-it's probably a good thing I have limited space. Good job on your purging-throw a few of your YA in the direction of your local high school-it probably doesn't have alot of money to spend on books.

Peaceful Reader said...

Wow! I truly can't believe you got rid of all those books. I'm in a bit of a shock but I'm proud of you.

Lisa said...

That's about what I did when we moved the first time. It feels really good. I thought that I loved being surrounded by books, but the clutterfree lack of shelves (Ok, not lack, but way fewer!) feels really good too.