My father suggested donating some novels to his friend’s library. I know that Bookworms are supposed to find it difficult to part ways with thier treasure, but I found it quite easy to give some books the boot.
I keep my books in boxes,
though it is my dream to someday have a mini-library of my own, at home. I ceremoniously unpacked all the books and cherry-picked the ones I will be saying good-bye to.
Book Unhaul Criteria
- Do not give away my childhood books even if it is the battered copy of Sleeping Beauty or the Community Living books coz these books shaped my reading habit.
- Do not give away gifts.
- Do not give away the books “borrowed” from my sister coz technically there are hers and I have no right to give them away, even if I won’t be returning them back to her. 😝
- Do not give away unread books.
Give a book away if:
- I do not like it anymore!
These are the books that I picked:
Normally, I keep a Sidney Sheldon. But the first part of this book was too tedious to read.
I had wanted to keep the Nora Roberts book initially since I don’t own any other book from the author. But I am not going to like it even if I keep it.
A Vintage Affair was a good book when the dresses are described. But once Phoebe tries to chase down the story of a little blue coat, I became detached.
The tagline of Keeping Mum made no sense coz this book isn’t about the mom at all!
To all the Bridget Jones fans, I’m sorry, I found this book to be “the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something.” Hey, I didn’t say that – it’s on the back cover of the book.
I bought The Year I Met You 7 years ago and didn’t read it then. Some years later I attempted again but I just couldn’t get past the first few pages. So, I am making an exception to the rule and giving this away – coz I don’t want to see it again.
I must say I was disappointed in Spa Wars. I had picked it thinking it would be a good chick-lit but it progressively turned blah.
We are packed and ready for a trip to the library!!