A Book Whore Reforms Her Ways And Gives Away Her Books

After years and years of accumulating so many books, and after going to my branch library and getting even more books that I ended up just hoarding, I have decided to let all these books go so others can enjoy them. I can’t and don’t want to read all of these books. Fear of losing out on something I cant even name is the only reason I grabbed and held on to these books. Greed and fear. So I must let it all go.

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8 thoughts on “A Book Whore Reforms Her Ways And Gives Away Her Books

  1. DeBorah Ann Palmer (@Dancingpalmtree)

    Purging is a good thing. When I moved from Queens to Brooklyn Nov. 2012 I got rid of a lot of stuff. I too gave furniture away. I left some of my old college school books in the building laundry room. Books and furniture I wanted to keep but would not fit into my new Brooklyn digs are in storage. I did hang onto my various Bibles. Getting rid of Bibles would be like throwing Old Glory into the trash. Sacrilegious! As for the Public Library even though I have two library cards I rarely go to the Library because even if I can borrow the books because of my crazy work schedule I’d never have time to read them. I do thank God for the Kindle I got as a gift from a friend sometime around 2012. Now I can get more books without adding to my clutter or becoming a candidate for the TV Show Hoarders!!

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    1. Anna Renee Post author

      Hi Sis! I used to feel that way too about my bibles. I did keep my favorite amplified bible with all my notes. At the library there is a white homeless couple who camp out in the library parking lot on the weekend. When I came up, they came over to browse and the women was interested in the bibles and we got into an interesting conversation about how some folks look down upon the homeless. She reminded me that homeless people are believers in God and are interested in having the Bible. So I felt good about giving her my old bibles that I didnt need. :D

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  2. DeBorah Ann Palmer

    Also I Love the idea of book recycling and donating books to one’s local public library. Accumulating books is a temptation for me so Thank God as you were saying that many Biblical reference books and Bible translations are on-line. My previous place in Queens had so many books I could have set up my own library!! I hope my neighbors in my other building enjoyed all those Norton Anthologies I put in the laundry room. Here in my Brooklyn place I don’t have much room so I’m very grateful for my Kindle.

    Love the Kitty too! Sylvester & Weezer say “Meow”!!

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    1. Anna Renee Post author

      Kitty is the boss of the entire place! His footprints are on the roof of each car in my complex, and he likes to direct us when we pull up to park. We have to be careful not to hit him, but I think he has it under control. Exasperating, but I love him anyway!

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  3. Reggie

    I’m a book whore too.

    For decades I’d bought books and rather than get rid of them, I simply bought more book shelves. I read constantly, I have for years. I never even considered giving away my books, until I got my Nook. One day I was reading my Nook and it occurred to me that I had hundreds of books just sitting on shelves collecting dust. So I went out to a local buy and trade book store in Charleston and sold hundreds of books for next to nothing. I’m sure that store owner made a boatload of money off of those books. I don’t miss them. I really need to get rid of some more…..I’ve still got a ton, but no where near as many as I used to have.

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    1. Anna Renee Post author

      Hi Reggie! I have had issues about connecting to Nook or those kind of things because I love the feel of the book in my hand. I may need to reassess this way of seeing it. Nook may be good after all. :)

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      1. Reggie

        I used to say that as well. I loved the feel of a book in my hand. But if you spend anywhere near as much money as I do on books, you’ll appreciate the discount associated with having an electronic device; as opposed to, having to buy an actual physical book. The price is much more affordable. Now I might pay $12.99 for a book; as opposed to, $22.50. Plus there is no clutter. I still have seven book cases in this place…..I still need to do better.

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