Friday, December 16, 2011

Follow Friday (6)

Welcome to Follow Friday hosted this week by Parajunkee and Alison!
The main idea behind FF is just to go see a bunch of new blogs you may never have seen before, and follow the ones you like (and they’ll follow you back!) It’s a total win/win, so take a peek around and follow me!

This week’s question is:

Question of the Week: When you've read a book, what do you do with it? (Keep it, give it away, donate it, sell it, swap it..?

I always keep my books, even if it's one that I didn't enjoy that much. The reason is that I'm attached to all of my books. If I went to the "trouble" of buying them, I am so not giving them away. The only way I'm going to sell them/give them away is if I have multiple copies of the same edition. But that's it. I care for my books no matter if they're ruined or they don't have the prettiest cover or if I didn't quite like the subject.

Another reason for me not giving them away is that I'm sometimes in the mood to reread some of the "old" books. Not always and it only applies to certain books that I loved, but I do reread.

How about you? What do you do with the books after you've read them?


  1. I keep all my books also, even if I don't like them! :) Love the blog, new follower.

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  3. I've tried to keep my books, but realize that I can't keep them all. New follower. So I give them away, swap them thru Paperback Swap, use them for giveaways, etc. Come check out my FF answer

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love

  4. I only keep books that I liked. I'm not going to ever pick up the ones I disliked again anyway!

    Here is my Follow Friday post

    New follower =)

  5. @Kristen: Thank you for visiting! There's just something about a book you own, even if the content isn't after your taste, you know?

    @Grace: I was just thinking about that. I'm terribly afraid of the moment when I won't have any more room for the books I own. I'd rather bury my head in the sand and think I'll never hit that point LOL. Thanks for visiting!

    @Rachel: You're right, I rarely reread a book I didn't like either. It's just that I've sometimes enjoyed a book at a certain point, book that I wanted to throw away before. Plus, I have a thing for covers. If I like the cover and I own the book, it won't ever get in the "give away" file.

  6. I often re-read and I get attached to my books as well. However, I don't have much space so I need to clean some out now and then and therefore I donate those I've disliked for some reason to save my favorites.

    New follower! Happy Friday. My FF!

  7. @Rebecca: The idea of running out of space is making me nervous. But I've kept all the books I bought and I intend to keep them no matter what LOL Thanks for visiting!

    @Giselle: I just can't imagine giving them away. I can't even borrow them to someone else :P Thank you for visiting! Happy Friday!

  8. I do keep all my books and with the amount of money I spend on my books I wouldn't want to give them away for free, here's mine


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