All Those Books

What will you do with all those books?

I’d been donating them to the library by the boxful, giving them away on Freecycle, but still I had a house full of books. It was a question I’d considered myself a number of times. What do you do with all those books?

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

5 thoughts on “All Those Books”

  1. “Books are your best friends” so goes the age old adage. Belief in this saying turned firm when i picked up a book called’ green mansions’ by W H Hudson. One is transported to the virginal rain forest of Venezuela whilst still being in the cramped quarters of the loft. In its dingy, dusty and moldy environs began my life long affair with’ all those books’. Even in this age of e-books and paperless readings , i still feel it was and is a treasure trove…….

  2. All Those Books on the book shelf constitute a world of knowledge. They make knowledge available to the researcher and the casual knowledge seeker. Knowledge is the key to solving our problems. They actively represent how to and that is answered in books. It’s worthwhile to have all those books.

  3. Mariann opened the door to let the movers in. She pointed to the five boxes sitting in the corner of the living room and said, “All those books packed in those boxes are going to the public library so you don’t need to put them in your truck.”

    “Thanks lady, we certainly don’t want to carry any more than what is really necessary, but if you don’t mind, I can take them off your hands to bring to the shelter in which I volunteer.”

    “Sure, they’re yours for the taking. I don’t believe in throwing books away but in giving them away. At least others can enjoy them.”

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