Book Lovers, UNITE!

I found myself spring cleaning today, okay, cleaning my bookshelf and I realized, I had 91 books that I could do away with. As much as I want to donate to an orphanage, local library and the like, it has become too bureaucratic that the appeal has died. Besides, I wanted my books to be owned by someone who loves books as much as I do.

I found myself posting on my wall and the village group about my dilemma and lo and behold, there were people who answered and 2 of them even got to pick the books today. Book lovers really will find a way especially when it comes to free books.

YES, FREE BOOKS. It did not cost them anything to get my books.  Why am I giving it away? Well, its just a way of paying it forward for me. Someone gave me a massive amount of books before and I am just forwarding the favor now.

The world could use a little bit of kindness and it doesn't have to be anything grandiose you know. A simple act of kindness can be like a butterfly effect that will spread more good.

I love the smile on these women. They seemed really happy with the books.


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27 comments:

  1. Awww that is amazing and well done you for paying it forward. The women seem really happy to have received the books

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  2. My husband is an avid reader. He reads 5 or 6 books a month :)

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  3. What a great way to share your old books with others! I am a book collector but certainly have some I could pass on. I might just do this come spring. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Great idea. Now you have room on the shelves for new books.

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  5. I have a huge collection of books. I find it so hard to pass them on but I really should. I always feel like I am going to want to read them again. I juts have to remember there are so many out there I have not gotten to yet, so i should pass on the ones I have read.

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  6. This such a wonderful idea! It's so great that you were able to share the books you were passionate about with them!

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  7. This is such a great idea! Love that you were able to share those books with them!

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  8. We do this at our church. Great way to get new books.

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  9. I've read some of those books that I see there. I remember that Danielle Steel Malice, that was a good book. I read it from beginning to end.

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  10. awesome idea, sharing is caring, and if there is a book included it is even better!

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  11. Shiv Blogs:
    that's a great idea! I might read the list soon!

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  12. I wouldn't want to give away something that I treasure to people who wouldn't appreciate it. Good job on looking for people who would love those books just as much as you did. I hope they have fun reading!

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  13. I just donated a ton of my books to a non profit organization here, and I hope others will treasure them as I did!

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  14. This is such a great idea, I love reading books too

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  15. I love when people pay it forward. I just wish more people did it. My father in law would of loved the books. He probably read one every couple days.

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  16. I am so embarrassed to admit that I haven't read a BOOK in so long - that being said, I just ordered one from AMAZON so... THIS COULD CHANGE very soon!

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  17. I regularly give books for free, I think it is nice to reward other people with the books that made you happy!

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  18. I'm a bookworm before. Now, I'm getting busy because of works. Glad to hear about this!

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  19. That's very awesome, you have made the ladies very happy. I know you feel great as well.

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  20. I have a bunch of books i need to find new homes for. I usually donate them to the local women's shelter.

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  21. That is awesome! I don't really buy many books, and I don't re-read books, so the ones I do buy I just donate to the library.

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  22. wow, such a great way to share books with book lovers! Looks like you had a blast. Thanks for sharing!
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  23. How lovely that things worked out this way! My local grocery store started a lending library which I think is a great idea.

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  24. Though I am not a voracious reader. But, I admire people, who love reading books.

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  25. What a great idea! We have a huge book sale here that people can donate their used books to and the monies go to keep all the local libraries open. I love picking up a few books every year.

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  26. I started sorting my books as well and give some to my friends. well, to give way to the new ones also :)

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  27. That's very nice and seeing their smile is priceless. Keep it up! God is watching.

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