Today’s MUSING MONDAYS is about the giving & keeping of books!
If you keep your books, where do you keep them? And, if you give them away, who do you give them to? Do you participate in Bookcrossing, BookMooch, PaperbackSwap, or the like? Do you give your old books to family & friends, or donate them? Are any of your books in storage due to not having enough space for them all? Or, are you one of the lucky ones who has their own “library”? Feel free to share pictures, if you have them!
I keep most of my books. I have the hardest time getting rid of the darn things! For those I don't wish to keep, I post them on PaperbackSwap - the only problem is that I don't have enough listed, and find too many books that I want, so I end up buying credits to purchase books. I also donate books I don't want to second hand stores.
We don't have any books in storage, but we do make our children share rooms so that we can have a room as a "library". It is in the basement with no windows, so it is not as luxurious as it sounds. And we only have the cheap Wal-Mart bookshelves. My husband refuses to buy nice ones until we have a permanent residence; he wants to have built-ins when we own our home. We pretty much have bookshelves in every part of the house: living room, play room, bed-room. But, on the plus side, if your walls are lined with bookshelves you don't have to decorate!
See most of my bookcases here