Moving house sucks. And as much I love my book collection, I’ve used the opportunity to give away some of my books.
But how can I give them away? For many of my bookworm friends, parting with a book is like parting with a limb. It’s an emotional, traumatic experience. What if I need that book later?
I used to be like that. I used to keep every single book I ever bought. It got too much – random books purchased on the spur of the moment on the history of Latin America lay dormant for years. I thought I’d read it, one day.
Well, let me tell you, if you haven’t read it already, it’s time to give it away. I came up with some rules for giving away my books to help me break the bond with paperbacks.