Nov 10, 2008

Musing Mondays: Giver or Keeper?

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS is about the giving & keeping of books!

If you keep your books, where do you keep them? And, if you give them away, who do you give them to? Do you participate in
Bookcrossing, BookMooch, PaperbackSwap, or the like? Do you give your old books to family & friends, or donate them? Are any of your books in storage due to not having enough space for them all? Or, are you one of the lucky ones who has their own “library”?
This is easy for me. I'm definitely a Book Saver. I enjoy seeing the books I've read, and some I haven't read on my book shelf. I have two bookcases full of books (mostly hardcovers due to being a long time member of Double Day Book Club). I live alone in a three bedroom house, so space isn't a huge problem. I do lend my books out at times, but I am anal about getting them back. I don't participate in Bookmooch or any of the other sites that trade books, but I did sort through my books last Spring and took about 20 of them to the used book store. They were books I'd had for years that I wasn't attached to and they were all in great shape. This winter I'm hoping to convert one of my extra bedrooms into a 'reading room'. I'm putting book shelves along one wall, repainting, adding track lighting to light up the shelf area and I want to find the perfect comfy reading chair. It's something I've wanted to do for awhile.
What about you? Are you a keeper or a giver? If you'd like to participate in Musing Monday click this link.


  1. Good luck in creating your room! Sounds nice.

  2. the reading room sounds like a great idea. Wonderfully cozy in fact.

    My post is up now at

    Have a good evening.


  3. I'm a keeper in general because I'd like to keep a history of my reading. I weed books every year to make more room on the shelf. I can't help piling up some book on the floor now. :)


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