I grew up in a house full of books. My mom loves books; actually everyone in my family loves books. I have quite a lot of books and find that I have a lot of trouble getting rid of them even if I know I will never read them.
I was trying to clean up my office the other day and was really frustrated that our ONE book shelf no longer holds all the books we own. We have books from our college days, even from our home school days. I have books from my great grandparents estate. Some of the books are novels that I've been given or bought myself. A few of the books are references that we use all the time. But mostly, the books sit and collect dust.
As I struggled to fit all the books in a orderly fashion into the book case, I wondered why I keep them all. Am I really going to read, "The Body" again? I suffered through it when it was required reading for a class, I doubt I will crack the cover open again. I have a few more important things to do first.
I found one book that I remember being in my mom's collection. I asked her about it once and she said she never finished it because it was so poorly written. She said, "It sure is a nice looking book though." I agree that books are beautiful, but should they serve a greater purpose?
Check out the poll on how many books you own? I am also curious what you do with all your books. Do you ever get rid of them?