I love books. Real, paper books. I love the feel of the paper, the weight on my chest, the smell… I purchase books to support the authors and so I can make notes in the margins and underline passages.
I only keep the books I might read again & donate the others to local library.
With the recent discovery of some new (to me) authors (Robert Crais, Walter Mosley, Mick Herron, Don Winslow), I was out of room. Stacks of books everywhere. So time for more bookshelves. I can almost hear them sigh.
@smays ... and about 8 banker’s boxes full of books I haven’t found space for yet 😬 And I do purge. I just have a knack for coming across good books that are free or very inexpensive