Thursday, July 25, 2013

Feature and Follow - After the Reading

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What do I do with books once I have read them?

Depends. They go one of three ways. One, about half, go on my shelves either because I think I might read it again or because I might use it as a reference. Second, a few, I pass on to someone else directly or donate. Third, I post them for sale on one or more of the online sites that I sell used books through.


23 comments:

  1. I keep the ones I like and plan to re-read and donate the rest. Loving my Kindle though, helps keep the clutter under control.

    New bloglovin follower

    Kimberly @ Once Upon a YA Book

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    1. Thanks for the follow. Where do you donate? My donations usually go to local charity sales.

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  2. Hopping through. What sites do you sell used books through. Is it easy to do?
    My Hop

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    1. As FindBooksToRead and FindRomanceToRead I am on Abebooks, Alibris, Half, and Biblio. For a small amount of books it is easy. For even a thousand you really need to have software to manage inventory.

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  3. Yes, I can't throw my books away~ I love them too much even if they're the ones I didn't quite enjoy. I'll try to re-read them and see if I change my mind later on.

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    1. Never throw them away, re-purpose them! I just can't keep them all - my place looks like a library as it is!

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  4. I know a lot of people who sell their books on sites. That is a great idea!!!

    Angie
    Angela's Anxious Life

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    1. I got started when I owned a used book store. Donating them is also great - I gave over 200 to HeadStart at the beginning of the summer.

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  5. I don't know if I could ever go through the effort of selling a book. Besides, I use my library enough that I feel that I owe them something -- and if they want books, I got books to give.

    Old bloglovin fan

    My FF

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    1. The library has a book swap - but they only allow an individual to contribute 10 books - not even a drop in my "done" pile.

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  6. I usually collect books I know I won't have time to read again and give them to a hospice. The rest, the ones I adored, I keep because I love looking at them. :)

    Old follower.

    Here’s my FF

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

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    1. Yes! I've also given them to the hospital and to an Indian school.

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  7. I hang on to books I want to reread too. I have a hard time letting them go.

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    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun
    Here's my FF: http://fantasyismorefun.blogspot.com/2013/07/feature-follow-3.html

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    1. Thanks for the follow. No point letting them go if you might want to read them again!

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  8. Hi I’m following thru from Parajunkie’s follow friday.
    You can follow me back at
    "Literary Quill Promotions"

    "Literary Quill Reviews"

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  9. I am a book hoarder. I hate letting books go even though I need the shelf space :) Following through GFC :)

    Follow me back if you're interested! Ramblings On Readings

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    1. It is a problem. :)

      Seems after Christmas is always a good time to purge, since more seem to always come in then!

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  10. Most of my books are from the library, so I only buy a book if it's from a favorite author or if I really liked it.
    New bloglovin follower!
    Here's my FF post .

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    1. Thank you for the follow! So you pre-read them before purchase? I never considered that!

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  11. I keep most of them, unless I really don't like them, or I desperately need space. Then I spend a while debating over which I like the least, or am least likely to re-read!

    New follower via GFC and Bloglovin' =)

    Rinn @ Rinn Reads

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  12. I pretty much do the same thing keep and sell. More keeping than selling.

    Now following you via GFC and Bloglovin'

    Check out my blog: www.thisgirlreadsalot.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you! As space becomes more limited I've become better at NOT keeping.

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  14. Just cyber-hopping along! Now following - http://bookcovereviews.blogspot.com

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