I cleared out my bookcase yesterday.
For somebody who reads as much as I do, I’m not a great hoarder of books. I used to keep all my books, and when I was younger, I re-read books I’d enjoyed often. No more – I think probably due to the realisation that there are more books in the world that I want to read than I’ll ever have time to get through in one lifetime, so to re-read feels like a wasted opportunity to me these days.
Anyway, I only have the one bookcase now, as shown in the photo above, although I do admit to two large plastic boxes with more ‘keeper’ books in the loft (one’s Ashley’s, in my defence!).
Despite getting rid of about half a dozen books to the charity shop bag, and listing another half dozen on Read It Swap It (see my recent guest post over at The Book It List), I still have three and a half shelves of books that I’ve yet to read (a good year and half’s worth at the rate I’m reading currently). Looks like I need to stop going to the library for a while!