Which Books to Keep? – Making Really Hard Choices

When I downsized to a small cottage about six years ago, I had to pare down the number of books I owned.  This was a huge issue for me.  I’m a book fanatic.  All hope is lost when I walk into a bookstore.  We’re talking hundreds of dollars a visit.  In fact, if I have less than 15 books scattered around the house waiting to be read, I get nervous!

As you can image, this need to reduce my library to a manageable level for the new house – all of 1050 square feet – caused much rending of garments and gnashing of teeth.  Instead of spiraling down into analysis paralysis, I simply created a three-step process to deal with the situation.  I am, after all, a process guy!