What Are Your Keepers?

December 24th, 2011 by

book-heartRecently, 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!

— Karen

To make space at home, Karen rearranged all of her CDs on her bookcase. Do you guys even know what those are? Ha ha, Karen’s so OLD!

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