I used to be really bad at giving books away, but lately I’ve been getting a little rush whenever I clear one off the shelves. I don’t know if it is the fact that I’ve been going to the library more than ever or having an e-reader, but the physical copies of books (even ones that I really like) don’t feel as important to hang on to. I also think the change could be that I reread less since there are always so many books on my TBR list.
I’ve been spending the last few weeks at my mom’s house in Annapolis, and one thing we’ve been intermittently doing is go through the bookshelves to see if there are ones to give away. Since we gave away more than ten boxes last year I would have guessed that I wouldn’t be willing to get rid of anything that made the cut last year. But so far I’ve been wrong. It’s fun to pass books on to friends and slip them into our neighborhood’s little free library.
How about you? Do you like giving books away or not? What do you do with them? I want to hear in the comments.