To Keep Or Not To Keep

Sep 21, 2012 by

To Keep Or Not To Keep

Any avid reader understands the issue of too many books, but a writer builds up a collection faster than most. From reference to finished client projects, books related to my day-to-day professional life end up taking more room than the books I want to read. And when I end up running out of room, the first thing that always pops into my head is “maybe I should just sell those novels.”

See, because I need the reference books, and each of my contracts calls for me to get one copy of the final published book. Why, you ask? Because I worked very hard, and I don’t take credit or a piece of the money from the sale. I’d like a copy of the actual book.

But my novels and the other books I read for fun could easily be replaced by eBooks. It wouldn’t be as comfortable or as nice, but if I have to make a choice, that’s likely what I end up doing.

I suppose I could put them in storage, but since I can’t read them there either, I might as well send them to a good home.

Either that, or I need to move into a bigger home myself. You know, to make room for all the books.

(photo via nkzs)

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