|December 8, 2003|
Do you own books you will never read again?
Indeed. But I like my book collection and hate to be rid of any of them.
Yes! Hoping to get rid of them soon!
I own books I haven't even read once. So definitely have many that it is unlikely I will read again.
My mother-in-law runs a used book store. I send them to her.
Yes. I have so many unread books that I will probably never catch up and reread any of the books I've read once.
Most of the novels I've bought I will read again. (With a few exceptions - mostly murder mystery books, as they don't really work if you can remember the ending!) But the main books I own, but probably won't read again are some of the ones I have bought for my course. Some of them I will end up refering to in my professional life, but because my course covers such a wide range of disciplines, I know I have books on areas in which I know I will not
A few. I should get rid of them, but I tend to hoard things.
I own books I have never read. But they will probably move along at some point - yard sale or something. I will hang onto the ones that I might possibly get back to or develop an interest in.
I won't know the answer to that question until I'm blind on my deathbed.
Reading a book again is not like watching a movie twice. You can't do it again.
Plenty... but the ones I keep are usually books I might like to share with a friend or loved one, and perhaps they were gifts from someone special... If it was a book that totally sucked and I bought it for myself, I'd be more likely to donate it to a local Literacy program.
Of course I do. Some of them linger from neglect -- a few college text bookx definitely fall into that category. Others are still on my shelves because I will use them for reference. Kids' books are there because, in some cases, they are now being read by a third generation. Some are simply old friends whose presence I find comforting even if I have no current desire to reread them.
course. i own probably thousands of books. some i read every now and then
but its hard to reread them because i practically memorize everything
i read. so it gets boring.