Friday, December 16, 2011

Follow Friday - Guilty as Charged

  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { } and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. LINKY TOOLS IS BACK! I paid for the subscription - finally so now you can add the links to your own post!!! To add the code to your own post click on GET THE CODE here under the list of names.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

This week's Question:
 When you’ve read a book, what do you do with it? (Keep it, give it away, donate it, sell it, swap it..?)

Talk about a question being directed at me LOL! I am so horrible at hoarding books! I keep pretty much every single book I read, even the ones I don't like! The couple of times I tried to donate books I ended up going out and buying them again. I do the same thing with Library books, if I read it and return it I just end up going out and buying a copy for my own library, I know bad isn't it?! I have tons of books at my house, boxes of books at my in laws and boxes and shelves at my parents house (I think hubby would have a heart attack if he knew just how many books I have). 

I don't know why it is that I can't seem to get rid of books, I know I love the satisfaction of finishing a book and placing it on the shelf (books don't go on the shelves until they have been read).  I also like going back and re-organizing the shelves and remembering each of the books.  I don't have time to re-read a lot but sometimes I will just sit in my library and pick up a book and remember the experience of reading it.

Even worse is when I do swaps, trades or RAK, I can't send on of my books out so I go out and buy a new one to send instead (and I have learned to only send books I have already read otherwise I have to buy two of them lol).

So how about you? Are you a major hoarder like myself, or do you not mind trading your books for new ones?


  1. I can't seem to get rid of books either! New follower here, and I look forward to your reviews.

  2. Wow, Ang, I'm so impressed with your confession...and a little concerned. ;) I have a ridiculous amount of books but I do clean them out once and a while and get rid of ones I HATED. If I only sort of hated it, I'll keep it. There's just something about owing books.

  3. Glad to know I'm not the only one Kristen! Thank you for the follow!

    Haha Jenny, it is a little concerning isn't it?! I do go through my books every so often just to weed out duplicates LOL!

  4. At least you aren't a hoarder alone. There are lots more of us out there!

    Here is my Follow Friday post

    Old follower =)

  5. I loved your answer, and I pretty much to the same. I rearrange books all the time. I find it oddly comforting.
    New followers.

    Our Follow Friday post

    Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

  6. I love to keep all of my books. I like looking at them up on the shelves. Books are decoration! New follower!

    My Follow Friday!

  7. I usually keep them too even those I hated I'm real OCD about lending them too! I want to one day have a room that's going to be my library :)

    Xpresso Reads

  8. I keep all of my books too. Reading some of these follow friday posts makes me feel a little guilty and greedy because I even keep the ones I don't quite care for. Lol. I think I'll always be like that unless I really need to make more room for books.

  9. Too funny!! You need a growing space with your collecting!! :-) Even books you don't like! Wild. I don't keep those... they bug me! Thx for sharing! I'm a new GFC

  10. Thank you so much for stopping by and welcome to the new followers!

    @Rachel Brooks - so glad to know I am not the only one!

    @ The Nocturnal Library - I find it very calming as well, something I do when stressed.

    @ Tia - books do make wonderful, functional decorations :D

    @ Giselle - haha me too, if someone wants to borrow a book I usually go out and buy an additional copy to lend!

    @Chey - I know, I feel guilty too, but I look at is as supporting small bookstores ;)

    @Burgandy Ice - Haha if I keep hiding boxes at the inlaws and parents then maybe I wont need to convince hubby to buy a bigger house!

    Thanks again everyone!