This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Old Books

Booking through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Deb over at Wordpress.

Q: What do you do when you have to weed out your book collection? Throw them away? Donate? Put on Paperbackswap, etc,?

My book collection is not huge by any stretch of the imagination but when I buy books, I only purchase ones that I'm pretty sure I'm going to want to read over and over. This being the case, there aren't many books that I ever want to get rid of. I have gone through some of my books from college and a couple I or my husband received as Christmas presents that we'll never read and put them on Paperbackswap. I have also reposted a few of the books received off Paperbackswap when I finished, knowing that I didn't really like them and would not be reading them again.


  1. My Poetry books and classics are keepers. And then some science books!

    Booking Through Weeding

  2. Is there a paperback swap in the UK? I've asked that in my own reply to this. I don't like getting rid of mine, but I have to start soon before I have to move out and give my books more space.

    Lately I've only given away cook books - but maybe, in hindsight, that might have been a mistake! LOL

    Here are my answers for Booking Through Thursday


  3. So does that mean you get most of your reading material from the library?