Should I sell my books?
July 21, 2010 4:18 PM Subscribe
Should i sell my books or keep them? We're moving to a smaller house. I own way too many books. Most are expensive and i won't be able to afford to replace them in any near future. I have loads of slipped discs and lifting loads of small boxes of books will be agony. I own hundreds of v.specialist books i might need IF i get a job needing a particular language, or onto a masters in that area of psychology. They're big, they're expensive (normally - i picked up cheap ones along the way for possible future use). I live in a remote rural area with no nearby shop, so they have to sell on Amazon in the next 4 weeks or go to charity shops, probably get pulped. I would use most of them eventually. There are also my massive language dictionaries: there are online dictionaries, but often i can't afford the internet, but i don't know if i will need ever them or not, depends what job i get (have had jobs abroad).
Really, it's a philosophy of life question: gather no moss, be a free spirit? Or plan ahead, be cautious? Which works best and why? Anyone with experience who can say you won't need those books/you'll really regret it?
posted by maiamaia to education (36 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have cognitive psychology books covering many areas, of which i will study only one or two, but don't know which as will apply for several different ones, year after next. They are mostly the sort of books university professors buy, but some university textbooks. Lots of language books for advanced study. Maths books. Some philosophy. I don't love some not others, so i can't choose between them.