Another fairly ruthless book cull taking place... something like 400 items so far and still some sifting/checking for duplicates to go before I can start reorganising my library.
The logic for keeping has been fairly clear (and owes little or nothing to Marie Kondo or other 'declutter your life' gurus)...
- Is this a book I need to do my job to the best of my ability
- Is this a book that is worth keeping because I'd happily lend to to others
- Is this a book that has significant sentimental value
- Is this a book I'd like to have by my bed in a care home, hospital or hospice (read nothing into that, it's simply the result of clearing my Mum's flat and then her room)
It's a tad embarrassing how many duplicates I have, to say nothing of the total disorder with books having been reshelved hurriedly when my office was relocated to home. It will be nice to have space for new books - but I need to think seriously about a one-in one-out policy gong forward.