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Feature & Follow Friday (#18)


The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read.

This week's Question:

What do you do with your books after you’re done reading them?

Much to my husband's dismay I keep them.  I have boatloads of books that are all over the house.  I will say I have been better about getting rid of my books by trying to swap them out on things like Paperback Swap, but I still haven't figured out what to do about the ARCs.  I've been thinking about a category on my Trade/Giveaway list that has "Read Once" heading, but I haven't gotten that far yet.  Plus some of my ARCs are signed, and personalized.  I have no clue what to do with those other than to just toss them?  These are ARCs where I own the finished copy in some format, be it print or an ebook.  Whatever I decide, I desperately need to find a home for books that I have read, that I will probably never read again.


  1. Great answer Lisa. I used to keep all my books too, occasionally trading out the ones I wanted for new ones. As for ARC's I like to use ARCycling or donate to the library. If they are personalized I probably will end up keeping them though.

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  2. Hopping through. We must have similar husbands. My husband reads only ebooks. He hates that I have so many books lying around.
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  3. Yeah, I keep mine, too :)

  4. Yeah I have the same problem sometimes with the ARCs. Although I do tend to just donate mine to the library after some time has passed. But generally though I keep them! I keep all my books really! Unless they were ones I really just didn't like then they get donated or prized out on my blog!

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  5. I keep most of my books too. :)

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  6. I'm a hoarder, too! With ARCs, I don't like to give them away :C I get too attached to them. New Bloglovin' follower!

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  7. I love Paperback Swap too! I don't get many ARCs so I don't have to worry about storing those, but I can imagine that it would be difficult to part with them. Old follower.

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  8. I may have to start using Paperback Swap... as for ARCs, have you run giveaways with the non-personalised ones?

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  9. Hello! New follower. I look forward to your future posts!

    eBooks: I archive. I only delete if they are free or if I really disliked them
    Physical: Overflow on my bookshelf, which is unfortunately in my closet. I dream of the day when I can have my own library in my house. Until then, I save my books so that I can create said library ;-)

    On some occasions I will give books to the library or local schools.

  10. Hi!
    I am a new follower of yours, and I am starting to have the problem of too many books! They don't all fit on my bookshelf.

    I have started checking out a lot of books from a public library so they don't all add up in my house. One suggestion for getting rid of old books could be donating the books to either a school, a charity, or your local library. My local library has an annual book sale that raises money for the purchasing of newer materials that can be enjoyed by the entire town.

    In addition, it may be easy to hoard your ARCs because they are so special. However, just imagine how many other people could be enjoying them instead of them sitting boxed-up in your house! You could sell the ARCs on eBay, so you make a profit and the buyer enjoys the ARC, or donate the ARCS to a library.

    Lastly, you could bring your books to a used book store. I don't know if you would get any profit from bringing them there, but it is worth a shot.

    I hope that you find some of these tips useful.

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  11. I must say that I have books all over the place too but luckily for my family I've only taken over the closets I think that's fair lol. Hey I'm a book hoarder. I do have an app for e-reading which I guess is a lucky thing because there would be no way I would have space for both my physical books and my ebooks.

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