Friday, May 19, 2017

Book Blogger Hop - 5/19 - 5/25

 Question of the Week:

What do you do with books you no longer want? Do you donate them? Do you take them to a half-price bookstore? Does a friend or family member benefit? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

My Answer:

I do all of the above, but haven't gone to the half-price bookstore for a while.

I donate books to our local library for their annual sale or to the hospital library.

My family, friends, and book club members also get quite a few books to enjoy!!

Speaking of donations, I am taking over 100 books to the local hospital's library.  It is difficult to part with books, but I needed to make room.  I still have plenty of books left.  :)



19 comments:

  1. Looking forward to answers, but I am sure most will be similar.

    Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping.

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  2. I do the same thing. I donate to our local library book sale. I pass along some to my mystery book group. And a few I take to Half Price Books. I will admit that most of my books are e-books these days and so the notion of what to do with them is pretty simple. LOL

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    1. E-books make it easy. :)

      I have taken some to the local library earlier this year. The sale is coming up in July.

      Thanks for stopping, Kay.

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  3. I do the same things :) Whether I donate to a place or try to sell to a second hand shop depended on how I was financially in the past. :) Here's my BBH post

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    1. It feels good to share the love, but it is difficult. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Erica.

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  4. I never thought of donating them to the hospital. I guess a nursing home would be a good idea, too!

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    1. Oh my...I forgot about a nursing home. Good suggestion.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathryn.

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  5. This is a GREAT question, Elizabeth! Especially for us book hoarders! Lol.

    I find it VERY hard to part with books....alas, I'm paying a monthly storage fee for books that will not fit into our apartment. But I DID donate a LOT of books when we moved. The ones in storage are those I just could NOT bear to part with....

    Donating seems to be the way to go, and I see you have several donation options, which is really good! How generous of you to give away ONE HUNDRED books!! I would NEVER be able to part with that many of my beloved treasures....it would break my heart...lol.

    Thanks for sharing! Happy Hopping, and have a WONDERFUL weekend!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. It was difficult to donate that many, but quite a few of them are books that I have had on my shelf since 2013 and haven't read.

      I CANNOT donate my favorites. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Maria.

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  6. I am thinking of donating to my local library sometime! I have so many books that I read when I was in college that I need to re-read and figure out if they're still something I want to own. It's so weird how your interests change in a handful of years.

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    1. Oh yes on changing interests. I used to read more Danielle Steel but have moved on. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Heather.

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  7. I've got plans to take some books to a nearby hospital once I go through them. It will be my first time taking them there.

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    1. They really appreciate them.

      I do believe they let the patients keep them.

      Thanks for stopping, Vicki.

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  8. Yes, donation seems to be the most popular choice.

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    1. It does seem that way, and that seems to be the best thing to do.

      Thanks for stopping, Nicki.

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  9. Donating to the hospital is a great idea! I usually donate to the library for their book sale.

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    1. I donate to the library too, but the hospital has a beautiful library that they allow the patients to take the book home. Thought that would be a good place to share my books.

      Thanks for stopping, Chrissy.

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my post! I do all three too! I'm a blog follower, btw.

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    1. Great on all three.

      Thanks for being a follower and for stopping, Molly.

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