I’ve been wondering for some time, what do you do with those books that you’ve read but you didn’t love? I mean if you don’t plan on re-reading them in the future then there’s no point in keeping them, right? I’ve mentioned this before – we don’t have libraries here in the Philippines. Wait, scratch that, we probably do have them but they’re not as good as libraries in first world countries and I’ve never been in any of the libraries here (except for school libraries) and I don’t know anyone who has been in a library here. As a result of that, most of the books that I read are bought or borrowed. So I usually end up with books that are just so-so for me and even though I dream of having my own library one day, I feel like it’s better to pass on these books to other people who will appreciate them better. Also, I need the shelf space (see crammed bookshelf below).
What I end up doing is passing on some of the books to friends who I think will like them a lot more that I did. Or I have giveaways here on the blog. I even have an ongoing giveaway right now, which will end on Friday. My giveaways are local though because international shipping is expensive. Although I plan to have an international giveaway probably next year. Anyway, to get back on topic, I’m curious as to what the rest of you do with your non-keepers? Do you give them away as well or donate them somewhere? Or do you like keeping them hoping that you’ll like them better as re-reads?