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I have too many books. [Jan. 30th, 2009|01:10 am]
Douglas Spencer
I have too many books. I have too much of all sorts of stuff, but for the moment I'm talking about the books.

Some people occasionally do a "free stuff!" post, and their friends can offer to take said stuff off their hands. There's an implication that said friends are going to bump into said people, for example at a pub or convention or simply by being within easy visiting distance, within a reasonable timeframe.

Poll #1340071 Too Many Books

Is it worth my while doing one of those "free stuff" posts with lists of books?

Yes -- I'm often near London or Reading or Sheffield and delivery/collection would be easy
5(17.2%)
Yes -- I'm rarely near London or Reading or Sheffield but for good stuff I'd appoint a proxy or make the effort
4(13.8%)
Yes -- I share your too-much-stuff pain and have found this technique helpful in the past and believe you would do the same
7(24.1%)
A wise person once said "it doesn't count as decluttering if you just pass it all over to friends"
2(6.9%)
Whatever
1(3.4%)


It's 1:10am. Can you tell I fail at sleep?
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[User Picture]From: pisica
2009-01-30 10:23 am (UTC)
The problem with free stuff distribution is that inevitably someone says 'oh yes I want that' and then it takes FOREVER for them to get around to getting it, and it's all annoying and stuff. On the other hand, with books I always want to be sure that they go to people who appreciate them.

Friends of mine get together annually in London and have a bookswap. This year's is Saturday 28 Feb. If you want to come along, or simply donate the books (anything unswapped goes to Oxfam), let me know and I'll put you in touch with the right people.
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