One of my weaknesses is that I hate throwing things away—books especially.
I keep books, even if I know I'll never read them, usually because they represent memories, or because they belonged to my parents, or whatever.
But on a very few occasions I have thrown away, or given away books. I gave several boxes of books away to charity when my life partner died in 2013, because I just had no interest in her type of books. I did keep a few that were useful or had sentimental value.
On other occasions I have given away duplicates of books, or outdated volumes of publications that are updated annually, like Leonard Maltin's movie guide. I have even thrown away books, for instance where they were really just catalogs or prospectuses.
But generally, I keep books.
Posts: 631 | Location: Cape Town, South Africa | Registered: 29 December 2001
Deliberately chucked one book into the dumpster in the hopes that no one would ever read it. It was a collection of scary/weird stories, and it contained ONE STORY that was so gross/sick/anti-human by the odious Clive Barker that I sent the whole collection to burn. Call me the fireman.
Posts: 47 | Location: houston | Registered: 06 August 2018
Regarding Clive Barker, I don't blame you. I absolutely LOVED Scott Bakula from 1989-1995, when he starred in several projects I just couldn't stand, one being Lord of Illusions from 1995, written and directed by Barker, which I even saw in the theater. I have scarcely followed Bakula's work since, and I used to just LOVE him!
Posts: 7081 | Location: Dayton, Washington, USA | Registered: 03 December 2001