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« on: August 24, 2018, 11:58:39 am »

My dad passed away a few years ago and the only thing I wanted from his estate was his books, He had hundreds of them. I've been going through them the past few days and picking out the ones I don't wish to keep. Instead of just throwing them in the trash, I take them to a used book store. They pay me for the ones they are able to sell on their shelves and they recycle the rest.

I already have more than 10 bookshelves of my own books, so I'm thinking of going through those books and examining which ones I'll keep.

The complicating factor is that I'm a "pack rat" and hate getting rid of my stuff.
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 03:25:36 am »

um...ok
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 04:48:57 pm »

Oh, "Bookworm"!

Got it!

My condolences. I lost my dad 33 years ago, brother, best friend, and father in law last year.

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2018, 11:02:50 pm »

Oh, "Bookworm"!

Got it!

My condolences. I lost my dad 33 years ago, brother, best friend, and father in law last year.

ugh

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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 06:22:17 pm »

Oh, "Bookworm"!

Got it!

My condolences. I lost my dad 33 years ago, brother, best friend, and father in law last year.

ugh
So sorry. It's a real jolt when people pass away so close to each other.
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2018, 12:30:03 am »

Howie, would you be able to move this thread to my Reading Corner section?
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2018, 09:05:18 am »

yup
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2018, 09:10:09 am »

ta da!
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2018, 11:02:11 am »

So, here are the factors I have in mind when deciding whether to keep a book.
1. Do I want to eventually read it?
2. Have I read it already and really enjoyed it?
3. Does it have some information in it that I might eventually use? I preach once every other month at a rest home, so I keep a good many theological books. Also, I love reference books, but I'd never be reading those all the way through.
4. Will it look great on my bookshelves when I have an entire room filled with floor to ceiling bookcases? Yes, I do actually keep books for that reason, but the older I get, the less likely it is that I will ever own a house with such a room.
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