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Re: Re: Collecting/ number of plants??

I would not call myself a collector as such, but I do love to read. Number one category would be science fiction with a touch of science fantasy on occasion. I used to take the titles I had read, but not longer want to keep, to the library. Now I have a landscaping friend who I save for and give the books. Most of mine are hard bound as I subscribe to SF book club. If I read a paperback and want to keep the copy for my library I order a hard bound copy... I love the feel of a good book. I suppose next on my list is psychology and philosophy, although I have not read a lot of that the last few years. Gardening books sure are filling one ceiling to floor wall of book shelves! And I went through pulling titles I no longer wanted not too long ago to make room. I do not like to donate to local libraries any more as they place old books into a sale and get rid of them for $.50 to $1.00. Surely someone can appreciate them more than that. The world has changed on me..... thank the gods for an occasional good science fiction story where one can go into a another world for a few hours.
Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
Zone 6/5 Southern Indiana

----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
actually collect them- but what do you do after you read them?)
There are resale shops for them. Here you can take them in and they will
give you 1/3 its retail price. Then they sell them at 1/2 the retail price.

I regret to admit that I am addicted to murder mysteries - at
about the rate of two or three a week. I put them all into a
large shopping bag and when the bag is full I pass it on to
another addict. For years I had a circle of four or five people
who shared my addiction. I would have each initial the book
when he/she had finished with it and would pass the bag on
to another person in the circle. Sadly most of those people
are gone - died or moved away - but I now have a new
young(er) friend, a female lawyer, who waits for each bag
of mysteries eagerly. I don't call this a collection because
I don't keep them - oh, I do have piles of them in the
basement, but they are just waiting for new homes. The
books I keep are not so ephemeral.
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