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.)
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