Thursday, February 4, 2010
What do you do with your books?
Besides reading them of course, what do you do with books once you've read them? Do you keep them on a bookshelf, donate them, trade them, lend them out, recycle them, sell them? I think most of us do a combination of those things. When I love a book and know that I will be rereading it earns a place on my shelf. Most of the time though, even though I may have thoroughly enjoyed a book, I know that I will not be reading the book again. Then I want to find either find a new home for the book or find someone to lend it to. Books that are stuck on shelves make me sad because it could be being read by someone else. Since so many used bookstores have been closing their doors I've really come to love www.paperbackswap.com . Whenever I finish a book that is able to be traded according to their guidelines that I am not going to lend to a friend or family member I list it. I love knowing that the book that I enjoyed is going off to another reader who is excited about reading it. I like to think about the books traveling around to other peoples homes to bring them so joy an imagination. I checked out a few other book trading sites, but so far Paperbackswap is still my favorite.