Here's one of our bookcases, neatly sorted and in it's new home.
I love reading. I visit the library often and always have a book on the go. The decluttering of my books has been really hard to do. I'm a re-reader, so have read all of my books at least three times. Luckily, my Mum's Bushfire Brigade have an annual booksale to raise money, so there's a guilt-free outlet for my discards. My primary school teacher Uncle has taken a large box of kids books to use in his classroom when their library isn't permitting borrowing. These are great places for our books to be,
There's been one set though that I've hesitated about. It's my Patricia Cornwell books. There's 21 of them on my shelf. I discovered these with my friend Kim . We
It's time to let them go. I don't want my kids reading this kind of book for a while yet, and I can always get them from the library. I think Kim would have approved of this refining of my collection - she used to reserve a day of her holidays from work to declutter the pantry and linen closet.
So I'm doing one last re-read, and then they'll be joining the others at the booksale.
And after all, I am just letting go of the books. The memories are mine.