So, I might have mentioned on here recently that my boyfriend and I built some pretty epic shelves together and installed them. It was so nice to get all my books unpacked from their boxes and sorted by subject matter onto shelves. (And it was also really fun to build something together!)
At the moment, I have a kind of system with books. I read a lot of them, and get loads of them second hand off Amazon. When I finish a book, it has one of three fates:
- If I loved it, I keep it.
- If I liked it but know I’ll never read it again, but have a friend who I know will like it, I pass it on.
- If I don’t know anyone who will like it, it goes on a book shelf downstairs, which is a bit like a book exchange, (though no one else in the house reads as much as me, so it’s almost entirely my books).
It kind of got me thinking, especially since that book shelf downstairs is almost full, what do you guys do with your books?
Do you sort them by subject, author, or alphabetically?
Do you have secret plans to kick out your least favourite housemate and turn their room into a library? (Trying to look really innocent right now)
Do you donate books to charity stores, trade them in on Amazon, have an online book exchange or do you hoard every single one of them?
Are there particular books that you collect? I have all Isobel Allende’s books, and I love books on movies, fashion and those Peanuts ones that have two years worth of comic strips in each.
I’d love to hear from you guys, so drop me a comment! 😀