To cull or not to Cull?

This is a hard question, I don’t like getting rid of books but, when we moved into our house a few years ago I culled several hundred books from my collection, the majority of the were mass market paperbacks, and I was ruthless, I pretty much got rid of all my fiction except for a books by a few specific authors, such as Terry Pratchett.

Some of them I miss, but I know I can always get them again, if necessary, but I still have around 800 physical books and my other half always wonders why I need so many – he has never understood collecting, he has a lot of CDs but regularly goes through them and gets rid of some.


I now only tend to buy books that I want to keep, and I know that at some point I will run out of space, with that in mind I have been re-arranging my shelves and I’m sure there is space for another bookcase in my little library.

Although now I am reading more, in order to keep updating this blog, I have been buying rather a lot latterly.


Ah well, who needs space for clothes, make up and shoes – I  am happy with space for my books.


Oh and just so you know, the books in the photo are not being culled they are part of my TBR pile – I am going to do a booktube video on them shortly.



About Andrea Pryke

I have been collecting Marilyn Monroe items since 1990 and the collection includes around 400 books, as well as films, documentaries, dolls, records and all sorts of other items
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