How large is your personal/family collection of books? And where do you keep them?
Quick answer: Very large and all over the house!!
We have a major clutter problem, and much of that clutter is books. I have been trying to weed some out from the overflowing bookcases, but then they sit in piles and boxes in my office while I wait for time to either post them on half.com or give them to our local library's book sale (the collection day is just once a month, and I always seem to miss it). I also give some away to friends and to my son's school.
|Bookcase in Our Bedroom|
So, let's see...we have a floor-ceiling bookcase in the living room, mostly filled with really nice hardcovers. There is a double floor-to-ceiling bookcase in the office, but that is partly work-related and reference stuff - my books on writing, travel books, my husband's old college textbooks (not that he ever actually looks at them...), even a bunch of books related to my old field of consulting (I might need those again some day...). There is a full bookcase in our bedroom, and another one in each of my son's bedrooms.
|One of my son's bookcases|
|Overflowing Book Basket|
I have been trying to weed through all of our books. My criteria for what to keep is only books I love that I will either read again (not that I ever find the time) or lend to family and friends.
Ah....I do so love books. Do you think I have a problem?
How about you? Do you have a lot of books in your house? What do you keep and what do you get rid of? And HOW do you get rid of them??