Clearing Out the Shelves

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Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly series created by Rukky at Eternity Books and hosted by Aria at Book Nook Bits. The full list of August topics can be found here.

This week’s topic is about un-hauling books or as I like to think of it, clearing out those shelves!

 How do you feel about unhauling books?

I think it’s good to go through your personal library to curate your collection. In the library world we call this “weeding” a collection. Whether or not you will see this as a valuable use of your time really depends on each individual reader. I personally love to clear out my bookshelves and have done so many times.

Do you get rid of books often? Or do you hold on to every book you buy?

Yes and no. It may seem like I have cleared out my shelves a lot but that is mostly because I have moved a lot in the last few years. That itself is the perfect excuse to unhual books otherwise can you imagine how many extra boxes it would be to move? 😉 However, I’ve lived in my current place for almost a year and I have not gotten rid of any books in that time.

How do you decide which books to get rid of?

I ask myself one question: Will I ever potentially read this again? If the answer is no, away it goes.

Are there any books you would never get rid of?

I have a few series that I will never get rid of (Confession of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella, Tracers by Laura Griffin, among others) and some school textbooks from my undergrad and graduate programs. I also have a few author-signed copies of books that I will never part with.

How often do you feel about un-hauling books? Tell me in the comments!

3 thoughts on “Clearing Out the Shelves

  1. My last job was at a library and I loved weeding! haha. It was so nice to get rid of those yucky books and all the James Patterson. LOL. I just moved last year and unhauled so many books. It’s such a great time to let go of books that you just don’t think you will pick up anymore.

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