Feature and Follow Friday 7.26.2013

Feature and Follow Friday BadgeWelcome to my post for Feature and Follow Friday. This meme is the brainchild of Alison at Alison Can Read and Rachel at Parajunkee’s View.

Each week, in addition to a question to answer, one of the previous week’s participants will be randomly selected by each host for an interview (hence the Feature portion of the meme). This week’s featured bloggers are Once Upon a Coffin and ParaDays.

Here’s this week’s question:

What do you do with your books after you’re done reading them?

I collect books, so I rarely “get rid” of a book. There used to be an unwritten rule (mine) that I had to keep all books purchased/gifted, but I purged a bunch last summer when we were getting new floors. I had to box up all of my books, and as I was doing that, I came across some that didn’t deserve to stay (usually a book purchased at the airport) or that I’d bought so long ago and never read…a really, really knew that I was not going to ever open.

I used to buy everything I read, and usually in hardback so they’d look pretty in my living room. These days, because I read a lot, I couldn’t afford to do that. Many are checked out of the library, and I get numerous ebooks that I keep on my tablet (not as satisfying to display and peruse, but great for saving space).

We don’t have as many built-in bookshelves at this house, so I have to be careful. The hubs NEVER purges, ’cause he’s a big re-reader. I think it’s time to get rid of the ten-year-old travel books to make room for some waiting to be shelved.

What about you?

20 thoughts on “Feature and Follow Friday 7.26.2013”

  1. I collect books, too! A room isn’t quite complete with a shelf of books stacked prettily on display. I don’t have it in me to get rid of books, even the ten-year-old travel and history books. 🙂

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    1. AND I meant “a room isn’t quite complete without a shelf of books” *facepalm* So much a pre-reading that comment before posting. LOL

    2. I agree! I am trying to figure out where I can put those travel books – they are DK and have wonderful pictures…

      Thanks for the follow! I’ll check out your list, too.

  2. I’m really starting to think about getting an e-reader– I haven’t really tried to explore the benefits of one, and since I quite like the feeling of a physical book in my hands, the ideas never crossed my mind that much before 🙂 And it’s cool that you collect books too! I never seem to have the heart to throw any of mine away, though they just collect dust on the shelves *sigh*

    I’m a new follower. Great post! 😀

    1. I got a Nook as a gift, then upgraded to a Samsung tablet. I didn’t start out as a huge ebook reader, but have turned into one because most of the requested reviews I do, as well as those from NetGalley, are all in ebook format. I, too, love a “real” book and am thrilled when I get one to review.

      Thanks for the comment and follow!

    1. I agree. I want to be able to make folders on my Kindle and Nook apps where I can sort books. The Kindle app was updated, but still…

      Thanks for the follow & comment!

  3. I get most of my books from the library so I only keep a few around – only the ones I want to pass on to the kids or are so amazing I might want to re-read one day. The rest, I give to the library. Even new books because chances are I bought it because the library didn’t have it.

    1. Supah cool. It is hard for me to part with books, but these days, I am much more careful as to which ones I purchase. I, too, get a lot of books from the library. Sometimes, though, if I really like something, I will buy it after I have read it.

      Have a great weekend, Tanya!

    1. Yes, that’s why I should get rid of them, but they are DK books and the pictures are so pretty and interesting…I read a ton from our library – they have about 99% of what I am looking for.

  4. I tried the one book in one book out rule, but the balance got away from me. Usually when I finish one, it goes in the bag for vet pick up or to the library book sale. I sneak out a bunch of the spouse’s books about banking or computers that are out of date anyway. I delete any from Kindle when finished. Still too many everywhere.

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