Originally Posted by pilotbob
For me no. For my wife... well, I clean almost all of the (my) books off the book shelf with the plan to donate or trash. But, they are still sitting in boxes in the garage. She seems to have a problem with me getting rid of them.
She would not let me get rid of any of "her" books.
She is not reading on a reader yet. Though I keep trying. Recently she said she wanted to go out and get a book. I told her I could just but the ebook version for he and she could use my Sony reader... her response was...
"That is a waste. Then I can't give the book away to the school after I am done with it."
You guys sound like my husband and me, though he is happily using a Kindle now. We're slowly making progress. He rereads books quite often and is a little bit of a packrat. I rarely reread a book and I'm also a compulsive thrower-outer of things. When we first moved in together. I got rid of most of my books to make room for his. At that point he couldn't bear to part with any. After a couple moves hauling all of that around he became a bit more receptive to at least getting rid of the books he didn't like. We now have several catalogged boxes in the garage of books he did like but feels he is very unlikely to ever read again. The shelves are still overly full but we're making progress. I do believe, however, that he would divorce me if I ever got rid of one of "his" books.