Daily Challenge Saturday Jul. 21, 2012
Spend 10 minutes looking at your books, and set the ones you no longer want aside for donation.
How to do it
Set a timer for 10 minutes, and pick any shelf on your bookcase. Start on the right hand side, and read the titles. Pull out any books that you just didn't like or that you will most likely never read again. Set them aside for donation. There are lots of places that would love your old titles: a local library, hospital, hospice, or Salvation Army.
Why it matters
Owning fewer things makes cleaning house much easier, and a cleaner house is a healthier house. If your bookcases have some open space to display a few treasured photographs or objects, they are easier to dust off and more pleasurable to look at. And passing on books that you have read (and will likely never read again) gives them new life in the hands of another reader.
For librarians, culling a collection of books is known as "weeding." Similar to a vegetable garden, books that have limited use to a particular collection are purged to make way for newer materials that will better serve the library's patrons.
I will be donating books, along w/ many other items, soon. I am still going through a few more boxes & then there are a few containers left in the garage too. I'm excited to donate everything; it'll happen soon, because we'll be moving within the next few weeks!
I don't have any I don't want......all my "read" and "re-reads" go to my friends!!
Did that some months ago but I still have not gotten rid of the books I packed up to remove!!!!
WOW!!! I seriously did this....this week!!!
We have a center called the Book Thing where you can drop off books and pick up free books. I think it is a miracle!
This gets done twice a year when the library has a drive... there's not much I'm willing to let go, but that's because I love what I've bought or restored!
The ones the library collects are resold to help children's programs, offer services for free to the public like senior basic computer education, and to help continue a wonderful thing in our area! Thank you to L.E.Philips that started many of the educational programs in our area including the library program!
Cleared a good amount of space on my bookshelf!!
Did this with books and magazines. Cleared up a lot of space and someone else will enjoy reading them, I hope.
I will do that this weekend because I was actually thinking about replacing a few.
I was not able to do this on this date.. but it did get me to thinking that I need to clean out my books and get some of my favorites on my nook... I hope I don't regret that... holding a book is so comforting but having piles of books that I am not sure I am going to read but "just in case" - that just in case could be electronic rather than collecting dust on a shelf....
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