I Marie-Kondoed My Books

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Hello readers!

Approach carefully. This post is full of traumatic scenes, such as books being given away without a second thought, and amateurish photography of said traumatic scene.

If you have been following me for a while, then you probably have seen a few of my unhaul posts, and you know I have NO SHAME when it comes to giving books away. Contrary to popular belief, Marie has no rule that you must burn your books and sacrifice writers in blood rituals. In fact, you don’t even need to stick to the 30-book “rule”. If you are confused about that, I suggest you read this very helpful article on why she got so misunderstood.

Here is what you need to know about the book step of tidying up with the Konmari method:

  1. Keep books that spark joy.
  2. Joy doesn’t mean necessarily happy, gushy feelings of feel-good and marshmallows. It can also have visceral, perturbing reactions that you… approve of. If a book is absolutely gritty and dark and you love it and will read it, by all means, keep it.
  3. Have a designated place for your books so you can see how much you have.

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Unhaul: Books I’m Giving to my Local Library

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Hello Book lovers!

As some of you know, I’m not a person who likes to keep all my books. In fact, I have two rules when it comes to books I will keep in my bookshelf:

  1. Did I not only like, but REALLY like this book?
  2. Will I realistically re-read this book within the next few years?

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My Spring Cleaning Book Unhaul

Hello, readers!

I’ve been recently bitten by the bug of Spring Cleaning, and have been frantically throwing things for donation or directly into the trash. This weekend I included my books on this and, while I actually clean my shelves regularly, I came up with quite a pile:

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(my Wintersong books look so beautiful next to my Court books)

I will not be doing giveaways with these books, because the last one was so recent. So we’ve donated them to the local library, which really needs a boost on their English section, anyway (I didn’t see any YA books!!!). A few of those I’ve given to friends and family. Continue reading