I have teaching books (this is only some of them!)
I have knitting books (again, only some of them)!
What does one do with all these books? I don't even use them all! I just like to have them. Is that wrong? Sure there are kindles and nooks and other forms of e-readers but like most traditionalists, I like the feel of a book in my hand. I like being able to manually turn a page. I have yet gotten used to the idea of just scrolling to the next page. I don't even like books on cd!
When the hubs and I moved into a much smaller apt (try going from a 3 bedroom to a 1 bedroom!), I could no longer store my children's books with me. They actually live in my classroom in a wonderful closet that only I have access to. This is the first time I've ever been away from my children's books. It's really weird. And now that I have been teaching Kindergarten for the last two years, there really might not be any reason for me to hold onto some of the 1st-3rd grade teaching materials I still own. I keep searching for reasons to purge some of my books. I used to keep every book I ever read (that I had purchased). My sister and I used to swap them. Now that she is in Chicago it isn't as easy to swap them. I've actually taken to donating some to our local library. Are you a collector of books? How do you keep them from taking over your home??