Are you picky about the books that take up residence on

Are you picky about the books that take up residence on

6/17/2021, 7:01:09 PM
Are you picky about the books that take up residence on your bookshelves? This weekend I finally cleaned off the tops of my bookshelves, and it’s rare that my shelves look somewhat orderly, so I thought a #shelfie was in order. . I try to go through my shelves regularly to make sure that only the books I love the best are taking up space in our small home (I’m always surprised by how my allegiance to some books changes each month when I need to make space for new releases I’ve purchased or gotten 😂😂) but the tops of my shelves have long been neglected. Mostly that was because it contained “collections” I didn’t think I’d ever weed out. . I have a friend who used to buy a book, read it, and then immediately stick it into a free little library or donate it somewhere, even if she liked it. She does keep the books she LOVES, but otherwise she said that she knew she wouldn’t read it again any time soon and books should be read. This was a hard concept for me to wrap my head around, as I think most of us are inclined to be book hoarders. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ . But over the last couple years I’ve slowly started to understand her. I finally got myself to a place where I let neighbor kids borrow my books, and I’ve come to internalize the idea of donating books to new homes and places where they will be read, even if I enjoyed it. I think I was finally in a place where I could clean off the top shelf, even though I STILL had a hard time donating some of those books. Haha. (Even if I wasn’t obsessed with the book, I wanted my posterity to open the book and see all these “thanks for the interview” inscriptions. So vain, I KNOW.) But once I made the decision, it was actually easier than I thought. . Maybe if I had all the space in the world I would keep all the books! But I’ve been carefully curating these shelves for a decade and It makes me feel good that I’ve read nearly every book on the shelves and that they are the ones that I love the best. #sundayshelfie #bookshelves

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