I love books. All kinds of books. Hardback, paperback, mystery, romance, fantasy, non-fiction. There aren't many genres of books that I don't like. The problem is that I have too many books. I have a kindle - more than one - loaded with hundreds of books (freebies and low cost mostly) but I can't seem to bring myself to stop collecting physical books. There is nothing I like more than poking around a used bookshop to find a particular bargain to transport me into a different world. I would much rather spend the time in a bookshop than shopping for anything else. When I'm feeling a little down books seem to be the things I turn towards.
Unfortunately I don't live in a stately mansion with too many rooms so I can't devote a whole room to being a library. I do have books everywhere - bookshelves up and downstairs, beside my chair, in my bag and even in the storage cubes supposed to be storing other things. My hubby is a dear about it. He never complains that I'm bringing too many home or that I have too many.
I have too many. Sigh. Can't believe I said that. Giving up books is like giving up a good friend. There are some I won't give up, those I return to time after time, but I have decided to give up some.
Today I have sorted two boxes to be donated to the library bookshop. They raise money for different programs at the library that helped my son through a particularly difficult time when he was a teen.
I can't be the only one who finds it tough to sort things out. What do you find most difficult to sort through and give up?