And yes, I did it again. Despite the number of books that I have not yet read at home, I, again went crazy in buying new books. -_-
January is my birth month and what other good way to celebrate my birthday than buying new books. 😀 Some of the books were also given to me as gifts.
Then came February, the love month (for them). XD Well as for me, being single, what other good way again to celebrate the love month than buying new books again! Me + Books = Love Hahaha
Well, I actually did not buy all of these books. I found some book book swapping and buying pages on Facebook and that’s how I spent my last few weeks, meeting other bookworms and swapped and sold some of my books to them and the money that I got from that was the money that I used in buying a couple of my new books. So if you noticed some of the books are preloved. While some, I got them on book sales from various book stores.
Most of the books that I got are the ones that I am most excited about. I am lucky enough to get them at cheap prices. And here are the books that I got the past two months. 🙂
Selling and swapping some of my books is quite painful. I told myself before that I will never ever sell any of my books. I consider my books as my babies. And what parents in the world, in their sanity, would sell or swap their babies. T___T But then, I ate my words. Something hit me, and one day I woke up realizing that I already have a small space left for new books that I’ll soon acquire. And upon further checking, I noticed that I have some books that I have two copies of while some that I haven’t not even read are already quite old. So I gather all my courage and decided to let some of my books be adopted and let other people have and read them. Because, I realized you only want the best for your babies. 🙂
On the span of two weeks, I already lost count of the total number of books that I sold, swapped and got. What I did not lost count is the number of new friends that I meet and the number of conversations that we had about books. Bookworm meeting other booksworms is indeed one fo the best things. 🙂
Thinking about what I did with my old books, I realized that I made a very good decision. I did not earn money from selling my books because I only sold them for very cheap prices and like I said I used what I earned in buying new books. But there’s that satisfaction that I felt when I hand the books to their new owners. Most who got my books are students and knowing that I am spreading the love for reading is something that I am proud of. It came to a point that it’s like I am already giving my books for free and even giving the students free books. I usually do my transactions after work and meeting people from different places is a tiring one but once I got home and think about my day, it was like I fulfilled something noble.
For the love of reading! 🙂