The Great Bookcase Crusade

I need to get rid of some books.

I KNOW THIS IS A THING THAT BOOKWORMS DON’T USUALLY SAY.

Fact of the matter is, I live in a smallish apartment.  I have limited bookshelf space and I need to prioritize to the best-of-the-best books.  Considering how many books I accumulated in 2017, I need to start weeding through the books I have in hardcopy and donating the ones I don’t think I’ll want to read again.

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The qualifiers

  • Books rated a 4+ are kept.
  • Books rated a 3 or 3.5 are usually goners unless the are good reasons.
  • Books rated a 2.5 or below are gone.
  • Childhood favorites or books I want to keep in my collection for specific reasons may break all the rules and run rampant.
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Pretty basic, right?

Not so much…

Since I have over 500 books as if of writing this, this project could take years.

I’ll update this page as I go. A slashed out book has been read and I’ll notate its final resting place.

WISH ME LUCK.

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Autumn 2018

-/586

This season, I read books.  Of these, I kept books and donated  books.  I have read a total of  books and unhauled a total of  books.  Additionally, I hauled books.  Since this project began, I have hauled a total of books.  I am currently of the way to completing my goal.

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Summer 2018

52/586

This season, I read 12 books.  Of these, I kept 6 books and donated 6 books.  I have read a total of 52 books and unhauled a total of 20 books.  Additionally, I hauled 6 books.  Since this project began, I have hauled a total of 6 books.  I am currently 9% of the way to completing my goal.

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Spring 2018

40/580

This season, I read 9 books.  Of these, I kept 7 books and donated 2 books.  I have read a total of 40 books and unhauled a total of 14 books.  I am currently 6.8% of the way to completing my goal.

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Winter 2017/2018

31/580

This season, I read 6 books.  Of these, I kept 3 books and donated 3 books.  I have read a total of 31 books and unhauled a total of 12 books.  I am currently 5.3% of the way to completing my goal.

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Autumn 2017

25/580

This season, I read 11 books.  Of these, I kept 9 books and donated 2 books.  I have read a total of 25 books and unhauled a total of 9 books.  I am currently 4.3% of the way to completing my goal.

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Summer 2017

14/580

This season, I read 8 books.  Of these, I kept 3 books and donated 5 books.  I have read a total of 14 books and unhauled a total of 7 books.  I am currently 2.4% of the way to completing my goal.

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Spring 2017

6/580

This season, I read 2 books.  Of these, I kept 1 book and donated 1 book.  I have read a total of 6 books and unhauled a total of 2 books.  I am currently 1% of the way to completing my goal.

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Winter 2016/2017

4/580

This season, I read 4 books.  Of these, I kept 3 books and donated 1 book.  I have read a total of 4 books and unhauled a total of 1 book.  I am currently 0.6% of the way to completing my goal.

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