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Old 09-15-2019, 04:22 AM
 
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inever like to lose my books
The book he bought is my legacy
I add a new one to my library
I also come back to read it another time
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Old 09-15-2019, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Texas
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After reading a book, do you keep it or give it away? In my case, if I read the entirety of the book, that means I love the book, so I keep it.
Or are you half and half? In other words, do you give away some and keep some? And what determines the differentiation?
Well.
I read hundreds of books a year in their entirety, so keeping all of them would be nuts. Not all of them are worth a reread or even a recommendation to others.

Mostly we go to the library.

Sometimes we'll buy if it's a favorite author's new book or not at the library. Kindle a lot if we're going buy.

There are tons of books in boxes that we don't have bookshelf space for yet.
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:39 PM
Status: "I have read 97 books so far in 2020!" (set 3 days ago)
 
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Lately, I've been sending away books on BookMooch. It's a book trade community. You post a book and earn 1/10 of a point. If you send it domestically, you earn 1 point. If you send internationally, then you receive 3 points. I send domestically at this moment.
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Old 10-28-2019, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Lately, I've been sending away books on BookMooch...
Going to give that a try.
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Albany, NY
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I give them to friends to read.
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:07 AM
 
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I almost always keep them unless I know somebody who I think will be interested. Most of my newly acquired books are shelved in the guest room and frequently guests will start reading something and take it with them.
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:52 AM
 
Location: N.Sierra Nevadas (California)
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If I have to buy a book, I use my kindle. I don't have the room or desire to display books. I get library books several times a week, too.
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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If I have to buy a book, I use my kindle. I don't have the room or desire to display books. I get library books several times a week, too.
Exactly my situation. I used to amass books and would give some to friends, some to whatever little lending libraries I might know about or sell them in basically bulk to used book stores. I got pennies on the doallr but I didn't have the space for them all. I still have some - Dickens has beem a lifelong favorite so I have one copy of each of his books, I have quite s fe cookbooks, which are simply bettr in hard copy, and a handful of others that are either reference books, art books or for some similar reasons made them worth hauling all ovr the country. But it's a vew small number compared to what I read. The Kindle has really been wonderful from that perspective, although I do miss passing a favorite along to a friends I know would like it. But there again all the friends I used to pass along to are on Kindles now too.
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:34 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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I just listed a bunch for resale on Amazon. Let;s see what happens. And setting up the seller account was not easy.
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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I haven't purchased a book in decades. I'm retired and have to watch my money. However, I regularly check out books from the public library in my city (Chicago).


I have to give credit to the public library's acquisition department. I will look for reviews of recently published books either online or in the newspapers. Then, I check the library's website for titles which I find interesting. More often than not, these newly published books are available or on order at the Chicago Public Library.


In this case, I feel as if I derive benefits for my tax dollars.

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