“On the Heartbreaking Difficulty of Getting Rid of Books”

May 23, 2016

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Over at Literary Hub, blogger Summer Brennan thoughtfully examines whether it makes sense to apply the clutter-ridding principls espoused in Marie Kondo’s bestselling The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up to one’s personal book collection.

The comments of readers of Brennan’s essay are as thoughtful as the essay itself.

Whatever you think about this dilemma, I think we can all agree that hanging onto or getting rid of books is far from a rational process.

This is definitely one of the best essays on this topic I have read. A bonus is Brennan’s hyperlinked list of nonprofit agencies that will accept any books you do decide to “let go of” in any of your impulsive or long-put-off purges. (And don’t forget your local public library, most of which also accept donated books in decent condition.)

Found at Sue Searing’s Facebook page


Bookstores Go to the Movies

April 10, 2016

A mashup of movie scenes featuring bookstores. Enjoy!

Posted to Facebook by Eat. Sleep, Read, via For Reading Addicts


Reading While Waiting

March 29, 2016

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Most booklovers I’ve met have long since discovered one or more of these ways to eke out a little more reading time in their daily schedules. But it’s handy to see a comprehensive list, compiled approximately a year ago by Cassandra Neace.

Found at a Facebook post by The Goodwill Librarian, via Book Riot


Reading More: A Modest Proposal

March 21, 2016

The Dramatist by Brigit Ganley (1909-2002)

Blogger Shane Parrish has done the math, and here’s his straighforward plan for tackling those Worthy-But-Lengthy Classics many of us booklovers never seem to get around to reading.

Found at the blog Get Old; link posted to Facebook by Atlanta booklover Mary Starck

 


Another Batch of Gorgeous Libraries

March 6, 2016

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Bight Side has posted photos of almost two dozen beautiful libraries throughout the world. Most are the usual suspects, but a few of these you may not have seen photos of before.

Found at Lorraine Fontana’s Facebook Page


Advice for Choosing Books as Gifts

December 14, 2015

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Your heeding these caveats might result in a happier recipient of your generous impulse to buy a book to someone on your holiday shopping list.

Found at Book Riot via a Facebook posting by The Goodwill Librarian


Gift Suggestions for Booklovers

December 13, 2015

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If you’re stumped on what to give the booklover(s) in your life this holiday season, The Reading Room has rounded up another list of suggestions .

 


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