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My answer: about 5 books (signature: Elisa)
 
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Welcome to the Forums.

None deliberately but I have some sad stories.
 
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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On other occasions I have given away duplicates of books, or outdated volumes of publications that are updated annually, like Leonard Maltin's movie guide.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.
 
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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.
 
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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!
 
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I do throw away seriously damaged books but they have to be non-repairable even for use as parts to replace missing pages in other copies.
 
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I bought one book I should have burned at the $1.00 table at the book sale when the oldest library in the state was going out of business, it was the Necro-something, maybe comicon, and it was all about The Black Goat of the Woods With a Thousand Young and some fishy thing called Cthulhu and how to call down hungry weirdies from other space-time continua, and I thought, Is this the kind of thing I'd want my daughters to read? and I said NO! so i decided to burn it in the largest open-pit volcano in Arkansas, Mt. Idy, but these shadow-things kept battering on my windows, I went anyway but the shadow-things grabbed at me every time I went to sleep and Gumby sat on me and held me down and SpongeBob tore it from my fingers so now strange lights flash over the skies of Arkansas and 3 sinister kings have arrived on the bus.

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That first one! That's the book!
 
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And that's why we need a border wall!
 
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