Friday, December 16, 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday (19)

This is a meme hosted every Friday by Parajunkee, where book bloggers answer a question each week and check out how others answered it. It's a cool way for bloggers and viewers to connect and learn more about each other!

Question: When you've read a book, what do you do with it? (Keep it, give it away, donate it, sell it, swap it..?)

Answer: Ummm can I just say that whoever gives away all of the books they read is crazy. CRAZY!

I keep probably 90% of the books I read that I either bought or got for review. I only get rid of the ones I really didn't like because my library has probably quadrupled since I've started this blog. Seriously, by the time I move out and get my own house, I am going to have to have an entire floor dedicated to my books. Or it'd look something like this: 

But you know what? Seeing this many books make me so excited because they would all be MINE. There's just something about seeing all of the books I own that makes me proud to own so many. No matter what mood I'm in, there will always be a book for me to read. If I was locked in my house because of a snow storm or something, I would never get bored because I'd have an endless supply of books in my hands. So back to the question. When I'm done reading a book, I put it with all of my other books, right where it belongs. I'm pretty sure I'm physically incapable of voluntarily getting rid of any of my books. But I don't think there's absolutely anything wrong with that :)


  1. There's just something very rewarding about seeing a full bookshelf. Just staring at them remembering each and every one of those stories brings a big smile to my face. I so NEED a wall of books like the pic above lol

  2. That is THE BEST whatever those this are called EVER of the Deppster.


  3. I love this! My husband and I were joking that I'd have a big wall-shelf like that, where I'd need a ladder to get to the top. Little does he know how cool that would be! :)

    Happy FF!

  4. I think I would be a secret hoarder if my library wasn't so close to home. Thanks for hopping by and new follower now.

  5. I agree, they are crazy to give away books! Love your blog, thanks for the follow! :)

  6. I'm so with you! It's like I have extreme separation anxiety when it comes to my books. It's gotten worse since I bought a house in a tiny town without a library (despite the fact that I work in a library elsewhere). Something about the proximity...maybe I'm just making excuses. ;)

    Happy Friday!
    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

  7. I understand the sentiment, but I only keep my favs. Too little room!

  8. I totally agree with you about owning books and how cool it is seeing them all. I do get rid of some of mine but it's a tiny percentage and I have to really HATE a book to part with it.

  9. Unless they're ARCs for books that I absolutely LOVED, or I'm going to meet the author, I give them away to fellow bloggers or just as a giveaway. Most of the time I keep the books I buy, but space is limited! I can only keep so many :(

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  10. Hi Jessica. New follower. The picture you posted of the gigantic bookshelf with the ladder is definitely my dream shelf! Thanks for the comment on my blog. If you have time, come by again and click the Follow button to follow me!

    The Overnight Bestseller

  11. Oh so love that post! Johnny Depp is freaking awesome! And that humongous shelf is drool worthy! Totally agree with ya!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  12. Good answer. I wish I had the room for all those books. Lol. My FF

  13. Oops! I'm bad at html. My FF->

  14. Thanks for the dose of Depp. I'm having a much better day now. LOL

    Here is my Follow Friday post

    Old follower =)

  15. Wish I could have a library like that in my house! I'm not a big collector, but if I had a place like that, I could change my ways! Have a great weekend! Thanks for visiting.

  16. Love this! I have to agree, a library like that would be amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog (and I love the johnny Depp video!)

  17. Thank you dfor stoppijng by my blog! And Jessica let me just say wow!! I love that picture with the floor to ceilings books! I wish I owned that! And yes I am crazy for giving away or selling books to a used book store, I really am! ;)

  18. I also keep most of the books that I buy. It's hard for me to donate or sell them. I mostly buy e-books now, so that helps!

    My Follow Friday!

  19. Well, yes! It's crazy-making to part with our books! I'm so happy to have had an opportunity to meet you! New follower and love your webface to pieces. Thanks for following me and leaving your message, Jessica. daughter's name is Jessica, too. :]

  20. LOVE the gifs haha and yeah, its crazy to give away all the books some one buys 0___0 so much money going away!

    This weeks Friday Fun
    -thank you&come again.

  21. Thanks for stopping by! That wall of books is fantastic I would love a shelf of books that reached from floor to ceiling.

  22. That bookshelf in the picture is amazing! I want and I want now! Thanks for visiting! Old follower.


  23. haha I think that this post is contagius! Every one have it and I like it A LOT! XD Is very interesting know the things that the people do with their books (: I always clean them because they are like my children, I don't like to have dust in my bookshelf ¬¬
    I'm a spanish writter and I would like your opinion. I have a translate in my blog so the language isn't a problem.
    i'm sorry but I don't write perfect in english but I try xD

  24. I can't imagine getting rid of my books either. I only buy books that I want to keep. I love seeing them and knowing that they are mine mine MINE.
    Waiting For Wentworth


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