"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." (Francis Bacon)

Friday, March 09, 2007

Booked by 3: March

WEEDING

It's a painful practice most of the time, but with a finite amount of space, sometimes, books must be weeded from the collection.
  1. Do you weed regularly? If so, how often? If not, why not?
  2. Do you have guidelines you stick with?
  3. Are there books you would never weed?
As usual, you may answer in the comments or on your own blog and leave a comment with a link here. My answers in a few days.

6 comments:

  1. 1. Do you weed regularly? If so, how often? If not, why not?

    Yes I weed, but not on a set schedule, I weed for a few reasons, when my bookcases are filled and I have stacks on the front of each shelf, then I weed. Sometimes I weed because we are in need of money. My first major weed in years was when I got engaged and we were combining households.

    2. Do you have guidelines you stick with?

    Sort of. If I have bought a book more than once, I usually do not see it again. If I have acquired the e-book of the same title it is fair game. If it is a core schoolbook or great resource I usually wont sell it (but have made exceptions for financial reasons.) If it is on my all-time favorite list and I own a reading copy and a lending copy. I usually wont sell it. If I started it, got part way in and have not gone back to it in 2 years and know I will never get around to finishing it then I sell it. (Once upon a time If I bought a book I felt I had to read it no matter how bad it was. I now am far more choosy in what I spend my time reading.

    3. Are there books you would never weed?

    Jacob the Baker - Noah ben Shea (the Trilogy)
    My last Bible
    The Way, The Furrow, The Forge - Josemaria Escriva
    Any Sven Lindqvist (Hard to find in English)
    R.S. Thomas Collected Poems
    Rainer Maria Rilke

    As usual, you may answer in the comments or on your own blog and leave a comment with a link here.

    Steven
    Book Reviews and More
    McEvoy's Musings

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  2. Hi, Am thinking of trying the Booked by 3 challange. MIght do the last three months to get started. If I do it, then will be back to leave a link.

    Thanks,
    L

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  3. Hi, Lulu,
    Welcome. I hope you do join the fun. :)

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  4. hi Shelly, answers are up on my page as per usual ;)

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  5. Hi Shelly, answers are up on my page as per usual ;)

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  6. Hi! I am playing and my answers should be up sometime tomorrow! Thanks for such great questions!

    http://momofajl.blogspot.com/

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