Thursday, 26 September 2013
What's on Your Bookshelf?
This shelf in my living room, (called The Talking Room by my kids since they were little). This is where I keep books that I have read and am waiting to give away. Less than three dozen of them have been read and maybe two dozen belong to hubby.
You might be wondering what I do with the books I have read. Quite a few go back to the library, and the ones I bought occasionally go to family members. The greater number of read books get registered and released through Bookcrossing.com. It's the worlds largest free library. If you visit the link, it will take you to my home page where you can see that I have given away over 500 books. yep, that's right, I gave them away, mostly to people I don't even know. You might ask why. I get pleasure in knowing that I one of my books might give pleasure and enjoyment to another person. It's a karma thing.
You might wonder why I don't take these read books to the used book store and sell them. To me it's really not worth it for the dollar or two that they pay, and also, remember the karma thing.
Now two questions for my readers: What's on your book shelves - unread versus read?
What do you do with the books you have read?
No judgements here, just curiosity.
(please excuse any typos and other errors, experiencing a migraine right now and can't see very well, waiting for meds to kick in).