Last weekend I participated in a brave and wonderful adventure. I gave away books!
I have to admit, I had a bit of a build-up and I needed space in the guest room. I wouldn’t say I’m a sad hoarder, like those reality shows in t.v. but I have a tendency to stack and collect and keep books. What can I say? I love books!
I have a Kindle and find it useful and worthwhile especially when I want something ‘fast’ or when I’m traveling. However, it’s hard to share a Kindle download.
I had collected all kinds of books. Women’s fiction, memoir, romance, craft books, non-fiction, the list goes on. A buffet of books.
I presented them to friends while we enjoyed tea and lattes in a restaurant. It was as if I’d surprised them with a banquet. And it was – a banquet of books.
Yes- over the years I’ve sold books to used book stores and I’ve given away books to thrift stores. I’m quite capable of heading down that path.
But nothing beats sharing the delight of an avid reader as they spot a novel they really want to own.
All in all – a fine experience. If you want to create a highlight for your day – give a book away.