A general rule is: hoarding = bad, but hoarding books = good. A house without books is like a room without windows goes the saying. Unfortunately for me, a house with books is leaving little space for much else so I'm trying to cut down. This isn't a major cull, more like a few here and there, like pulling a plaster off slowly.
I usually get reading books for myself from either the library or the charity shop where they are returned to when I've finished. But I love art and design books and couldn't part with them, and often these books are BIG. My magpie ways also see me rescuing books. I spotted these amazing old kids books left out in someone's recycling box. There were lots more but I ran out of room in the buggy for them (yes, I did contemplate going back but it started raining)
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