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TheFunkyBookworm
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Littens- what do you do with your books after you finish reading? My shelves are overflowing and I‘m not a rereader but I‘m struggling with giving them away- silly though, isn‘t it?
I could bring them to Bookclub where I know they would be appreciated but the thought is giving me anxiety!

ravenlee It‘s super hard for me, too! I keep what I love or what might be useful later, and I‘m learning to donate to the library or other group. Some friends restock little free libraries with theirs. What about hosting a swap with some book club friends? 11mo
Sharpeipup Donate to a library or gift to friends. 11mo
Pruzy Donate them to your library! Most likely they won‘t get added to the collection, but they will go towards raising library funds through friends of the library sales 11mo
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SkeletonKey If I know I don‘t need them then I‘ll trade some in for cash and credit at the local used bookstore and then donate the rest to the library. 11mo
mdm139 I donate to LFL and the public library what I can't sell at a used book store 11mo
GingerAntics The books I need or want for later I keep, the rest I take to Half Priced Books/used bookstore and sell for more book money (and sometimes grocery money. 11mo
Well-ReadNeck I pass them along to friends; put in local little free libraries; donate to local library sales; or give to Goodwill. 11mo
Amor4Libros I did a major unhaul a few weeks ago and gave them to a friend who is a big reader and also runs a charity through her church. 11mo
Bookishthoughts Maybe make a free library? 11mo
Maude I usually pass them out at book club, I used to put them in the little free library box but we moved and I've not found one here yet. 11mo
tournevis What @LazyDays says, or become a book fairy and give them away that way. 11mo
TheFunkyBookworm @mdm139 @GingerAntics @Well-ReadNeck @Amor4Libros @LazyDays @SkeletonKey @Pruzy @Sharpeipup @ravenlee sighhh part of me was kind of hoping someone would say “Nothing- keep hoarding!” 😂 great ideas tho... maybe I‘ll start by bringing a small stack of the ones I can live without to my next Bookclub meeting and go from there lol 11mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Maude I think I‘ll do that too- maybe it will encourage the other girls to do the same! 11mo
TheFunkyBookworm @tournevis “book fairy” 🧚‍♀️ I love that! 11mo
Pruzy @TheFunkyBookworm If it helps at all, I consider what stays on my shelf the truest reflection of who I am at that moment? 11mo
tournevis @TheFunkyBookworm Google them. They have stickers! 11mo
SkeletonKey @TheFunkyBookworm - I would normally say that but I‘m now trying to move over 2000 books so I‘m forcing myself to let go 😂 11mo
goodbyefrancie I have a little free library, so mine go into the community. I do keep my favorites if I think I will read them again. 11mo
Crazeedi I donate to my library, I have a small library at my church that I donate to and take care of, I shred with friends and my girls. I dont bv really have a bookstore to resell to, or I would do that too. My library shelves quite a few of my donations since they are in excellent condition, the rest go into their sale 11mo
GingerAntics Nothing - keep hoarding!!! 🤣😂🤣 11mo
Crazeedi I've also thought about building and stocking a free library at the end of my lane by the main road. I love seeing them being set up in communities 11mo
Nebklvr Used book store. Library donations. Free libraries. 11mo
TheReadingMermaid You can send them to me!!!! I'm doing a #BookDrive for an elder care/recovery facility that desperately needs books. Please let me know! 🤗💕 11mo
CouronneDhiver I leave anything I don‘t plan to reread in the Little Free Library down the road from my place 11mo
LiteraryinLititz It‘s interesting reading everyone‘s comments! For me, being surrounded by books, especially those that I‘ve read and enjoyed, is part of what makes me feel at home in my home. So while I borrow the majority of my books from the library, the ones I own I keep after I‘ve read them. Having a library is an important part of my identity! 💜 11mo
Elma I sell mine to a used book store for store credit, so I can buy more books.😊 11mo
Amor4Libros My reading taste changed, I used to read a lot of chick lit so I got rid of those and made room for new books! 😂 11mo
LiteraryinLititz @Pruzy I totally agree! 11mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Pruzy ohh interesting- judging by the current state of my shelves I have about 5 different people living inside of me 😂 I‘m going to mull this one over- good food for thought! 11mo
TheFunkyBookworm @goodbyefrancie yes I‘m def going to set aside the ones I‘ve enjoyed the most! Wish we had one of those free little libraries by me- our HOA would prob have a fit 😂 11mo
TheFunkyBookworm @GingerAntics thanks- it may be too late now 😂😂😂 11mo
GingerAntics I figured it probably would be, but I thought it might make you feel a little better. Parting with books is always hard. (edited) 11mo
TheFunkyBookworm @TheReadingMermaid I will... I‘m going to have to approach this with baby steps haha if I find I can handle the separation anxiety, I will let u know!!! 11mo
TheFunkyBookworm @LiteraryinLititz I totally agree with you- I think this is where the struggle comes in... I want to surround myself with them but at the same point think it‘s a shame they are mainly being used for “decoration” if I‘ve already read them... the struggle is real! 11mo
TheSpineView I put books I don't think I will read again in my Little Free Library. I hate to see them just collect dust and this way they can find another home where they will be enjoyed again. 11mo
Redwritinghood I often donate them, but there are some I can‘t let go of. 11mo
Bookpearl I‘ve had this same thought...And my anxiety of letting them go is somewhat overwhelming. 😩 11mo
Pruzy @TheFunkyBookworm Haha! Or you‘re just complex like we all are! 11mo
Pruzy @LiteraryinLititz Glad I‘m not the only one who thinks this way! 11mo
LibrarianRyan I give mine away at Halloween, in swaps, and normally to kids/teens I know and work with when I think they will love the book. You could also start your own little library. Or use them as prizes with the kids you work with. 11mo
QuietlyLaura I rarely reread. When I finish books I really like they go on my shelves. Others get boxed up and stored. Only the books I disliked are given to goodwill or traded for credit at a used bookstore. When choosing books to let go I always consider if I could obtain a copy again as some of the books I've read are no longer in print. 11mo
Birdsong28 I give to family or charity some books that I know I won't read again. 📚📖 11mo
LeahBergen I take a lot of mine to local used bookshops for credit. I donate others and take a few on “walks” to my neighbourhood Little Free Libraries. 😄 I (of course) keep my favourites and signed editions, etc. 11mo
Cortg I‘ve located a handful of Little Free Libraries in my area, including the one my daughter built, and fill them. I also pass them along to friends and let them know they can keep the book or pass it to someone else. They love to tell me who they passed it on to after they‘ve read it! 11mo
Cortg @Maude You can search an online world map for LFL‘s! 11mo
Emilymdxn I love giving books away, I know it‘s not for everyone but I catalogue them on librarything so I know I won‘t forget them and I like the idea that all the resources and time that went into making that book can serve other people too. I give to friends & charity shops mainly. I feel like it‘s what the books would want rather than sitting on a shelf unread forever personally, and better for the environment 11mo
Amiable I created a free library at work. I cleaned out a cabinet in the kitchen on out floor and I leave books in there for people to borrow or take. Other people on our floor do the same. It's a great way to share books. 11mo
Amiable Also--check with the local hospital in your area. A lot of them will accept donations for their book carts that volunteers bring around to patients who are there for a while. Or they put them in the waiting rooms. 11mo
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LitsyHappenings
Drive | Daniel H. Pink
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Repost for @TheReadingMermaid :
#BookDrive is here! I need all your unwanted adult books. This facility helps w recovery from physical injury/trauma as well as assist Alzheimer's & Dementia patients. They do long-term & short-term care.
They're looking for books w large print, books with bright colors, mystery & thriller books, & men's books and magazines. Email me for the shipping address:
TamaraTheReadingMermaid@yahoo.com
Can you please donate?

TheReadingMermaid 🤗🤗🤗 12mo
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TheSpineView
Books to Check Out Journal: A Journal | Chronicle Books, Imagineering Company
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#BookDrive @TheReadingMermaid

The box will ship today. Books and magazines both. My husband even contributed some of his car magazines. I will email you the tracking information.

TheReadingMermaid Fantastic! Thank you so much! 🤗🤗🤗 12mo
TheSpineView @TheReadingMermaid You are welcome!😊 12mo
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TheReadingMermaid
Drive | Daniel H. Pink
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#BookDrive is here!!! I need all your unwanted adult books. This facility helps with recovery from physical injury/trauma as well as assist Alzheimer's and Dementia patients. They do long-term and short-term care.
They're looking for books with large print, books with bright colors, mystery and thriller books, and men's books and magazines.
Email me for the shipping address:
TamaraTheReadingMermaid@yahoo.com
Can you please donate???

ravenlee Would some “historical inspired romance” be okay? I have a few Harlequin books that are too heavily Christian for me to enjoy them, but they‘re written pretty well otherwise. 12mo
TheReadingMermaid @ravenlee yes those would be absolutely perfect! email me and I'll send you the address of where you can ship them to. BTW make sure you send them via Media Mail. It's way cheaper. 12mo
TheSpineView I have a box of books all ready to send you. Would you please send me your address again. I lost it.. sigh... my email is lisa@thespineview.com 12mo
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TheReadingMermaid
Drive | Daniel H. Pink
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I just did an awesome interview with the hospital liaison of this facility! Check out the video here:
https://youtu.be/zmova9kGbzk

if you have books that you can donate please email me for the address here:
TamaraTheReadingMermaid@yahoo.com
#BookDrive

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TheReadingMermaid
The Alpha Drive | Kristen Martin
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#BookDrive is here!!! I need all your unwanted adult books. This facility helps with recovery from physical injury/trauma as well as assist Alzheimer's and Dementia patients. They do long-term and short-term care.
They're looking for books with large print, books with bright colors, mystery and thriller books, and men's books and magazines.
Email me for the shipping address:
TamaraTheReadingMermaid@yahoo.com
Can you please donate???

EadieB @TheReadingMermaid The package I mailed today will be there next Thursday. 12mo
TheReadingMermaid @EadieB perfect! Thank you so much sweetheart 🤗 12mo
EadieB @TheReadingMermaid Anytime you need books, contact me! 12mo
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TheReadingMermaid
Drive | Daniel H. Pink
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#BookDrive is here!!! I need all your unwanted adult books. This facility helps with recovery from physical injury/trauma as well as assist Alzheimer's and Dementia patients. They do long-term and short-term care.
They're looking for books with large print, books with bright colors, mystery and thriller books, and men's books and magazines.
Email me for the shipping address:
TamaraTheReadingMermaid@yahoo.com
Can you please donate???

SexyCajun I'll see if I can find something ❣️ 12mo
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TheReadingMermaid @SexyCajun thank you so much sweetheart 🤗💕 12mo
RavenLovelyReads @TheReadingMermaid That is Such a great cause!! I‘d be happy to send books your way- I hope the books I have are not too childish- I‘ll run the titles by you first 😇 12mo
TheReadingMermaid @RavenLovelyReads they are looking for bright colors in their books to something that they're all timers and dementia patients can look through again and again and be entertained by the bright colors. 12mo
Judybskt @TheReadingMermaid do they still want gardening books? 12mo
TheReadingMermaid @Judybskt YES!!! Please! 🌷😍🌱 12mo
jpmcwisemorgan I‘ll email tomorrow when I‘m at a computer. Do you have a timeframe for when you need them by? 12mo
TheReadingMermaid @jpmcwisemorgan if I could have them before January 1st that would be amazing 🙏🏻🤗 12mo
jpmcwisemorgan Ok that‘s good, I wanted to try to hit up Recycled Reads because sometimes they have coffee table kind of books. I have some mysteries already to send but if I can send some other books I‘m going to do that. 12mo
TheReadingMermaid @jpmcwisemorgan that is wonderful thank you! My mother and I have both been scouring Goodwills in the area as well. We have come up with a few that are large print which is also what they're looking for and some great picture books with bright colors. 12mo
jpmcwisemorgan Wow! You found large print? That‘s hard to come by. I worked in a thrift store for 7 years and I don‘t recall seeing much in large print. That‘s a great find! 12mo
TheReadingMermaid @jpmcwisemorgan IKR? I'm just as amazed as you are! 😲 12mo
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TheReadingMermaid
Drive | Daniel H. Pink
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Please save your books for me!!! I'm going to be starting a holiday #BookDrive for a Recovery and Healthcare Center to begin Dec 1. So please save those already read and unwanted books for me 💖🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💖
#KingstonBookDrive

jpmcwisemorgan Any particular type of book? 12mo
TheReadingMermaid @jpmcwisemorgan they will take any books they can get, but they're really looking for books with bright colors like gardening books and bird books also looking for mysteries and thrillers and they're also looking for men's magazines on hunting, fishing, cars and sports and National Geographic Magazines. 12mo
inthegreensandblues I have some things I can donate. I'll watch for the details. 🤶 12mo
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TheReadingMermaid @inthegreensandblues I will tag you sweetie. Thank you so much 12mo
Judybskt Tag me please! I have gardening books that I can donate. 🎄🎄 12mo
TheReadingMermaid @Judybskt I will sweetheart thank you so much!!! 12mo
jpmcwisemorgan Ok I might have some things. 12mo
TheReadingMermaid @jpmcwisemorgan thank you so much sweetie I will tag you when I post the official post 12mo
jpmcwisemorgan I will watch for the post! 12mo
RavenLovelyReads Adult or children‘s? I‘m about to have the boys clean their bookshelves :) 12mo
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TheReadingMermaid
Helping Hands: Made with Love, Given with Heart | Stacey Winklepleck, Knit Picks Design Team
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@BookaholicNatty let me check & see what I have in my Read✔️ Stacks. What age group are we looking for?
#HelpingHearts #BookDrive #BookDonation
Everyone please #Repost thanks!

BookaholicNatty @Syndelle777 thank you friend! Your the best! 😘😘😘 2y
BookaholicNatty 7th graders 2y
TheReadingMermaid @BookaholicNatty Ok thanks! Lemme see what I got 2y
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Cinfhen
Being Lakota: Identity and Tradition on Pine Ridge Reservation | Larissa Petrillo, Melda Trejo, Lupe Trejo
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@Chrissyreadit is organizing a #bookdrive for the people living on Pine RidgeReservation 📚📚📚📚please show some #LitsyLove and send a book or two...or three😊♥️#LitsyCares #UnSwap

Re-memberProgramManager If the book promotes Native Americans in a positive light, and is not stereotypical, then yes, please send! I will post some options 😁 2y
Chrissyreadit Thank you!!!!!! 2y
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