Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Feature and Follow #2

Feature and Follow is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

This week's question is: What do you do with your books after you're done reading them?

I keep most of my books, especially if it's a book I liked. If I liked the book a lot, I may give it to someone to read (or buy a reading copy and give that one to someone). Does anyone else do that?

If I didn't like it... then I may give it away or loan it to someone who I think might like it, or donate it. I have been known to throw away a book if I really didn't like it, but that's pretty rare. :)

So what do you do with your books?


  1. I usually keep most of my books, unless it is one I did not like -- in which case I usually donate it to the library's used book sale. I am particular to whom I lend my books, as I demand that I get them back in the same condition as they were loaned. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. Hopping through. I've never actually thrown away a book (although I've been tempted). I usually donate ones I don't like.
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  3. I would hate to throw away a book! Donating it sounds good though :)

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  4. I quickly donate the ones I didn't like, or if I know someone else that might like it I will pass it on :) Thanks for stopping by my FF! New bloglovin & GFC follower.


  5. I couldn't possibly throw away a book! :-)
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  6. *GASP* Throw away? You mean, give away, or donate, right?

  7. I hoard all my books.

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  8. I've never thrown a book away. I'm not sure I could. If I really hated it, I might stand over the trash bin with it in my hand trembling for a minute or two . . . but then I would crack and find a donation bin to put it in. All books should have homes.

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  9. If I loved it enough to re-read it, I keep it. Re-readability is the test; my bookcases are pretty full already (and I have a lot of bookcases), so I'm only willing to give a book shelf space if I love it. If I I decide not to keep it, I usually donate it to the Friends of the Library booksale.

    Ebooks I handle differently. Because they don't take up any "real" space, I can keep them even if I'm not sure I'll re-read them. But I do delete any that were horrible. That usually only happens if it was a freebie and badly edited. The ones I keep don't stay in my e-reader unless I loved them; instead, I store them in my Calibre library.

  10. Hello! Cyber-stumbled across your blog on the Blog Hop. Look forward to your posts!