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Subject: to keep or not to keep that is the question
Date Posted: 8/30/2007 9:37 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I have all 3 of the Kresley Cole MacCarrick bros. books. I've read the 1st 2.  Starting the 3rd tonight.  Ugh. I'm on the fence as to whethor or not to post them.  I enjoyed them.  But there are a lot of people on wait lists for all 3.  And my local library has them.  But we're moving next year.  What if the new areas library doesn't.  But I want credits and I need to get rid of stuff before said move.  Oh the decisions!  Oh well I guess in another year they'll probably be easy to find on here. When they aren't so new anymore. 

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 9:48 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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LOL Mary!  That sounds like me!  I used to keep EVERYTHING.  Oh, I'd clean off the shelves once a year or so for the library booksale but I'd only be able to part with a bag of books at most.

Now, I've got waaaaaaaay too many books.  Some I look at, know I've read it, and I can't remember a darned thing about it.  So, onto my bookshelf here it goes.  I've been clearing out a lot of books but I've still got a long way to go.

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 9:58 PM ET
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I know it's so hard to get rid of them. I have some faves that I've reread several times.  Sigh I think I'll have to post them. They're so popular.  They won't be hard to find again in the future.  And I've got a military move into smaller housing coming up and about 500 unread books to get rid of, sigh.  I'm holding off until I finish the 3rd one though.

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 11:23 PM ET
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I'm trying to pare down my collection to the stuff I read again and again.  It's a long process but it's easy to start with the stuff I can't remember what it was about anyway.

Date Posted: 8/31/2007 7:57 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2006
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I think you really have to consider the book and the author.  Did you love it?  Would you read it again tomorrow after having just read it?  That sort of thing.  I've ended up orderding a few books twice because I regretted parting with them later.

Sherri