For those of us with cluttered bookshelves, especially full of books we haven't "yet" read.
I am going to go through and start to read/reread every book I own, and then do one of the following:
- If I can't bear to make myself start reading it after one week, I am never going to read it. Donate.
- If I start reading and can't make myself finish it, donate.
- If I read it and feel less than considerable enjoyment, donate.
- If I read it and really enjoy it, or find it a good reference, keep it.
I live in a city with an excellent library and I am constantly being given books as gifts, so rather than buy a new bookshelf, I'm going to start streamlining the books I have. I imagine that even only keeping the books I love, I will maintain a sizable collection :)