December 24th, 2011 by Karen
Recently, my group at work moved offices from one floor to another, and we were told that everyone would be getting a lot less space. So after I cried a bit about that, I set to work getting rid of books that I wouldn’t have shelf space for in my new seat.
I wish I had one of those home libraries with floor-to-ceiling bookcases and ladders with wheels to reach the shelves at the top. (And while we’re at it, throw in some cushy window seats and a never-ending hot cocoa machine.) But since I have limited space both at work and at home, I had to bid farewell to A LOT of boos.
I contacted a charity on behalf of my whole group, to take all our extra books and give them a good home with kids in need. But still, there were some books I absolutely could not bear to part with.
Among my “keepers” were:
- Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
- Half Magic and other books by Edward Eager
- Savvy by Ingrid Law
- The BFG by Roald Dahl
- The School Story by Andrew Clements
- Remember Me to Harold Square by Paula Danziger
- Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
- The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #1: Kristy’s Great Idea by Raina Telgemeier
So, what about you? What books are your “keepers”? Which ones could you never say goodbye to? Leave a comment and let me know!