I decided to sell a lot of books that I either will never read or have no motive to read again.
The picture above has innocuous titles on top, since I don’t want to offend anyone. But that was just the start. In addition to the books in the pictures, I took two grocery bags full of books to a used book store.
Partly, this was to reduce clutter and organize my place. But it’s also partly due to the notion that e-books are the future, and I should try to mainly buy books in that form for my Kindle, which will take a lot less space. In a previous entry, I discussed how some professionals in the field think the mass-market paperback will go away. So, as some old science fiction and fantasy titles become available in that format, I should sell the paper versions and order the digital versions.
This is hard, since I think of the paper form as “real” books. I’ve said that to people at work who use e-readers, and they agree with me. And anecdotal evidence suggests most teens want paper books, not e-books. It will be a younger generation, who are toddlers right now, who will think of the digital format as normal.