For this first Discussion post of 2019, I am not going to be about the bush. At the end of 2018 I had this grand idea that I was going to do a great book purge.
“Ha! I laugh in your face,” said my books. “We are not so easy to get rid of. Muhaha!!”😈
By January 1st, I had a big ole pile of 4 books to give away. And I gave one to my mother, so it didn’t even leave the house and the remaining 3 left the house; but are somehow trapped in my car on the back seat.
Oh there are days when I wish Marie Kondo were here. Most days not, but some days yes. You know, just for that extra push.
Last year, I discovered an App called Book Buddy. I thought this would be the perfect push for me to get rid of books. Why? I have a 30 second rule when I’m getting rid of stuff. I touch it ponder it for no more than 30 seconds, meaning I ask questions like: “why did I buy it?” “will I read it?” “how long has it been on my TBR?” “will I ever reread it?” among others.
Armed with the Book Buddy app and questions I began scanning and scanning and scanning. (And, no I’m not finished.) As I scanned the books went into 1 of 3 piles:
A lot went into the Maybe pile (then came out), and even more ended up in the Keep pile. I am frustrated because I know that I could have a much larger donate pile, but I’m having a difficult time parting with them. ☹️
So, I ask you. . .