Monday, February 1, 2016

Musing Mondays - February 1



Musing Mondays is a weekly meme sponsored by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…
THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What do you do with your books once you’ve read them?

What a great question this week! I made a decision a long time ago that I would only donate the books I've read to people and organizations that appreciate them. Why? Because one time I brought a whole bunch of books to a library and you would have believed I handed them boxes of cow dung.

I keep books in a series and those I truly love and might read again, but usually my books go to:

  • Our church tag sale
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Our nephew
  • Local charities, especially when the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley asks for donations.

This week I am finishing up The Last Dinner Party by Carly M. Duncan and will start Touches of Time by LoRee Peery. 

What does your reading week look like? 

5 comments:

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Hi! I understand completely about not donating books to people/groups who don't appreciate them. I tried to take them to the library here in Ft. W and they were not at all open to receiving them. The little library close to my daughter, however, acts like you have just given them a gold brick! So, that is where I take my books that I want to donate.

Library Huntress said...

Great donation location ideas! I think library donations end up in their book sales and not on their shelves? Hmmm, I should ask a librarian about this next time I go in :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, what an unfortunate reaction from your library! Luckily, my librarians smile when they see me coming, as I've donated hundreds of books in the past few months, mostly hardcovers.

I also donate to Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

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alberta ross said...

Our libraries used to take more but with all the cuts and closures now there are fewer outlets, charity shops take newish authors and titles that have been in the news, cooking and keep fit type stuff. I don't mind if books are sold on in a sale if it means someone else gets to read them - but I have to confess I find it really difficult to get rid of books:(
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Cheryl Malandrinos said...

How nice to see so many comments today. I hope you all had a nice Monday.

Library Huntress, they definitely go to our book sale.