I brought 8 books with me on our Christmas break, some borrowed (so I knew I would have to take them back to London), some with every potential of being abandoned en route.
So far I have read:
I am Half-Sick of Shadows (review coming Jan 15) – needs to be taken back to London to give back to Mini-Me, its rightful owner
The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns (review coming Jan 17) – will be happily left behind in this hotel
Winter at Death’s Hotel (not going to be reviewed as I didn’t make it past page 50) – can also be abandoned at this hotel with glee!
Of the other books I brought with me, only 2 actually need to go back to London with me… I think I’ve discovered the solution to my book problem! Read and release!
How do the rest of you pass on books? I have always wanted to find them a new owner for fear they would be thrown away (I’m scared that if I leave it on the Tube the cleaning staff will just throw it out), but the second hand shops usually don’t accept many books these days. Our office has a book donation box which I have taken to using, plus there is the fabulous Books For London scheme.