Today, we’re talking about those books that you’ve kept, but you aren’t really sure why. We’re all book hoarders at heart, and this means we have piles all over the place of books that we really don’t need.
The one I’m most mad at myself for is My Heart and Other Black Holes. Even as I was reading it I couldn’t stand it, and I don’t know why I carried on. What I really should have done is stopped reading about half way through, then got rid of it! Instead, it’s sitting there, taking up valuable shelf space that I could be using for new books that I’ll love.
The tricky ones are the books I loved as a kid. Now that I’ve re-read some of them, I’ve realised how truly terrible they actually are. But can I get rid of them when I loved them so much as a kid? I’m starting a box for my future kids, but I think I’m going to have to get tougher on what stays and what goes!