Thursday, July 25, 2013

Booking Through Moving

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What kind of moving experiences have you had with your books? (Or, just in general if you’ve got good Moving Day stories–and who doesn’t?) Did having to pack and move your books cause any changes in your book-collecting habits? Make you wish you had everything on an e-reader? Feel free to discuss! 

In 2008, we had to move to our present place. At that time I owned around 4000+ books. This place is bigger than the previous house but I decided to cull my collection. I sorted through my collection and gave away 1500 odd books to various places, local library, old age home and children's home. No, I was not sad to part with those books as I knew many would enjoy those as I had done. 

Moving 2500+ books was no mean task. And rearranging was also not easy but I am glad I did. Yes, I have added around 300+ novels but I do not regret it at all.....

I do not wish for an e-reader. Nothing is as pleasurable as holding a print copy!! 

9 comments:

Vilia said...

Wow, that many books is seriously hardcore. Unpacking must have been a nightmare.

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quitebookish said...

Wow! That's a lot of books! :D

Tosh @ Quite Bookish

bermudaonion said...

I only started accumulating books after our last move so I've never tried to move so many of them.

Debra Mauldin said...

I agree. Nothing is like holding a book.
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Serena said...

I love my printed books, but you have way more than I do. Then again, we just moved here 2 years ago...and there is more space than that 1-bed apartment we had.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Yes, the settling in after the move is a big chore, too.

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Ben said...

Last I moved I brought a few thousand books too. It was a lot of work ... made me not end up going to the big book sale in Victoria (BC), lol. But I definitely don't regret it either. I love my books :D

Hazel Ceej said...

I am not into e-readers either. Moving thousands of books sounds quite a feat.

Hazel

Tiffany DeOs said...

I agree...nothing beats a print book. I have a bunch of books I have acquired for free for kindle but I never really read them as I prefer the actual books to my ereader. Here is my btt post http://thecraftyhome.net/2013/07/btt-moving-books-ugghhh/