An Impossible Task: Culling My Book Collection

Book lovers have spent lifetimes not only putting together meaningful, hugely personal book collections, but also building years’ worth of stories and experiences around each and every book in that collection. Every book represents a moment in our lives, and giving them up is like torching a beloved photo album. ...more
@Denise Thanks, Denise! I'm slowly getting there. Only four bookshelves to go! more

An Impossible Task: Culling My Book Collection

Book lovers have spent lifetimes not only putting together meaningful, hugely personal book collections, but also building years’ worth of stories and experiences around each and every book in that collection. Every book represents a moment in our lives, and giving them up is like torching a beloved photo album. ...more
@TW It's far easier to cull fiction than non-fiction, TW: I keep thinking that I'll need the NF ... more

An Impossible Task: Culling My Book Collection

Book lovers have spent lifetimes not only putting together meaningful, hugely personal book collections, but also building years’ worth of stories and experiences around each and every book in that collection. Every book represents a moment in our lives, and giving them up is like torching a beloved photo album. ...more
@brieccles Fortunately they're not all signed, or I'd be in trouble! :) more

An Impossible Task: Culling My Book Collection

Book lovers have spent lifetimes not only putting together meaningful, hugely personal book collections, but also building years’ worth of stories and experiences around each and every book in that collection. Every book represents a moment in our lives, and giving them up is like torching a beloved photo album. ...more
@Karen Ballum I know what you mean, Karen! I live in a tiny flat, and the whole place is ... more

An Impossible Task: Culling My Book Collection

Book lovers have spent lifetimes not only putting together meaningful, hugely personal book collections, but also building years’ worth of stories and experiences around each and every book in that collection. Every book represents a moment in our lives, and giving them up is like torching a beloved photo album. ...more
@brieccles Donating them to a charitable cause has definitely helped in the culling process: I ... more

Setting 2012 Reading Challenges and Goals

This is one of my favorite times of the year. As 2011 is winding down I'm looking back at the books I read in 2011, the goals I made and thinking about what I'm hoping for in my 2012 reading year. Yes, I am talking reading challenges and goals and I'm absolutely giddy about it. ...more
I've tended to avoid reading challenges because I find they detract from my reading enjoyment ... more