Feature and Follow Friday || Book Blogger Hop

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This week's question is:
What do you do with your books after you are done reading them?

My answer: Quite a few things. Some I keep because I personally loved them and will likely reread them. Or maybe I have someone in mind who is likely to like the book too... I hang on to these to circulate personally and if I can let it go, I do. I also like to donate many of my books to charities and libraries. 

I used to hold on to my books like it was nobody's business (I admit I have a small collection still but I'm learning to share :) ) I like to think books as consumable; I prefer to let them roam the world and hopefully affect someone else out there. After all, the library is always there! (Or I can always use that as an excuse to buy a new book!)


This week's question is:
How  do you organize your books to be read?

My answer:
I have a pile. A growing pile. A multiplying pile. That's the extent of my organization! Pure genius!

Hope you're all geared up for a great Friday ... and weekend!

33 comments

  1. Hopping through. I usually keep all my books until some time when I need to purge because I'm overflowing. Then they go to the library for donation.
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    1. Woohoo for supporting local libraries! :)

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  2. I do tend to have piles of regular books and ebooks

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    Michelle@Because reading is better than real life

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  3. LOL I know I hold onto my books like crazy! They're my kids and i feel protective of them too much to give them away. So they go on my shelf.

    And yes. I too have an ever growing pile of books to be read.

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  4. I completely understand about the piles! :)

    Janina
    My FF!
    (Following via Bloglovin)

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  5. I need to give out more books. Sometimes I hold onto them for dear life lol. Old BlogLovin' follower. My FF.

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  6. I totally hoard my books. But what you do sounds like a lot of fun! I should try to learn to spread the bookish awesome!

    New follower viz bloglovin'!

    Here's my F&F!

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  7. I donate a lot of books to the library too. Like 3 a month. When I donated my Christopher Pike book of Witch World because I didn't like it, it felt good to see it on the shelf. I know that dozens of people will get a chance to read and hopefully some of them will love it.

    New twitter + facebook follower

    My FF

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  8. Hahaha! I love how you organize. Sounds similar to mine :)

    Friday's post

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  9. LOL - Loved your response to the Book Blogger Hop! Have a great weekend! =)

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  10. Sometimes I'm really bad at sharing books, unless it's my sister but that's probably because I know she won't read them, so I use her bookshelves as extra storage space! Thanks for sharing and, once again, being a part of the CoaHPF tour :D
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  11. LOL...stacking them in the order to read is a great idea. That would save a lot of deleting and adding to my spreadsheet.

    I use an Excel spreadsheet to keep my books in the order I need to read them.

    Stop by for my full, organized answer if you like. :)

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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  12. I sorted through my books this summer, and while they're still not alphabetical by author I do have them categorized (somewhat) by genre: a shelf for my Japanese literature, my Russian literature, and a whole shelf for my Madeleine L'Engle collection. I also have a section of one my shelves for the ARCs I haven't read yet. But I so agree wi you about the sharing part. Books need to find their ways into many hands!

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  13. I'm a fan of the multiple piles also. I don't want to feel like I'm doing assigned reading- even if I assigned it to myself!

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  14. LOL I bet you know which pile most (if not all) your books are though, right? I can't do that - I'm OCD organized, but my brother's like that and whenever I try to help him get organized he starts losing things.

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    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun
    Here's my FF: http://fantasyismorefun.blogspot.com/2013/07/feature-follow-3.html

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  15. I'm a massive hoarder - I can't help it, I can't, they're just so gorgeous! New follower via Bloglovin'

    Check out my FF here, as well as my second blogaversary giveaway!

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    1. Hahahaha ... yes, let's blame the books! Thanks for the follow and happy blogaversary!

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  16. I used to hold on to mine, too! I'm trying to be better now! New follower on bloglovin'!

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    katy @ a blighted one

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  17. Hey! Happy Friday! New follower via bloglovin!

    My FF http://whitsbookworld.blogspot.com/2013/07/feature-follow-friday-134.html

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    1. Hope you're enjoying the weekend. Thanks for the follow!

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  18. Hopping through - I have a TBR pile too!

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    1. Just one of the things that bibliophiles need to contend with! Thanks the the visit :)

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  19. I'm a high school English teacher with a growing classroom library, so when appropriate, I add books to my classroom collection. Sometimes I pass books along to a colleague or my mom. And sometimes I just hoard. My books "to be read" are mostly in towering piles, and they have taken over my home and my life. My poor husband ;)

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    1. Poor hubby! :) Precisely why I started giving away my books. Towering piles of dusty unread books were weighing on my conscience ...

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  20. Don't worry my organization technique is about as efficient as yours LOL

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  21. New follower through Google+ and Bloglovin'! Come visit me over at my blog, Beyond the Bookshelf :)

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  22. I'm a book hoarder too :) New follower on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Good Reads!

    Stop by if you're interested! http://ramblingsonreadings.blogspot.com/2013/07/blog-hop_4980.html

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  23. Just cyber-hopping along! Now following - http://bookcovereviews.blogspot.com

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