Weeding 2 — Booking Through Thursday

How often (if ever) do you weed out your library? Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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I never do and probably have too many books lying about the house. I haven’t got the heart to get rid of books, what if I want to read them again sometime.

Damage

“Have you ever damaged a book? Dropped it in the bathtub? Spilled a bottle of ink? Used it to mop up spilled wine? Or just broken its back (poor thing).”

Yes, unfortunately, as I love reading in the bath, and a few books have been dropped in the bathtub over the years.

Travel

Do you like to read books about far-away places? Travel guides, memoirs, whatever? Places you’ve been? Or places you’ve never been?

I like to read about places that I am never likely to visit, such as alien worlds, or places long, long ago.

I also like reading about places that I would like to visit but will probably never get around to going to, due to money etc.

Reading is a good way to travel using your mind though.

Storage

How do you store your books? On bookcases? In piles? In piles on bookcases? Are they sorted? Do you know where everything is? What’s the most creative storage you’ve seen or used for your books?

I have my books everywhere in my house. Some are on shelves, some are on piles on shelves, some are just in piles, resting against a bookshelf, some are on my desk, some are in piles in the bedroom. We have a lot of books and not enough space for them!