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On throwing out books. Or not.

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Chuck out my old Enid Blytons? It would be like killing an old friend | Mail Online

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(Anonymous)

What a good article. Are you sure Lesley Garner isn't your pseudonym?
Wee Sister
Hee!
I enjoyed that. They're great shelves in the picture.

If I pick up a book in a charity shop and it's a prize to someone, I tend to bring it home. In fact, I can find any excuse to bring an old book home!
My 'one in, one out' resolution falters all the time!

(Anonymous)

What a lovely piece of writing. It is nice reading about someone who cares about their books as friends. (but oh, those stories on the sidebar of the article - yuck.)
I so agree with the article. The other stories: I don't know who any of those people are! So yuck from me, too.
I'm slightly better than I was - when I fill a bag to go to a charity shop, it does get taken to a chrity shop - but the key phrase is 'I might read them again'.
Yes, the problem is always being sure that you won't want to read a book again or that if you might, you'll be able to get hold of it. I do turn out regularly but no sooner has a bag gone to a charity shop than more mysteriously come in.