My shelves are, at the moment, jam-packed with books, and I’m having trouble finding space to store the last ones that I bought. They are just dangerously piled on top of my other unread books. In order to mitigate that problem, I decided to take from my shelves some of the books that I’m sure I won’t be reading ever again.
Currently, I still keep on my shelves the majority of the books I read when I was a teenager. But I’ve now decided to donate the majority of them to my local library. I’ll just keep a few of those I loved the most. Those that I won’t keep any longer are by four Portuguese authors, two of them being co-authors:
Maria Teresa Maia Gonzalez
Estrela à Chuva
A Viagem do Bruno
Poeta (às vezes)
Dietas e Borbulhas
Ana Maria Magalhães and Isabel Alçada
Uma Aventura na Televisão
Uma Aventura no Ribatejo
Uma Aventura no Egipto
Uma Aventura nas Férias da Páscoa
Uma Aventura em Lisboa
Diário Cruzado de João e Joana
Diário Secreto de Camila
Paulina ao Piano
Graças e Desgraças da Corte de El-Rei Tadinho
I also decided a long time ago to only keep the books which I considered to be 3-star reads or more. So, two of the books that I’ll take from my shelves are the ones I rated with 2 stars this year:
- Treasure Island and The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson; and
- Homens Imprudentemente Poéticos by Valter Hugo Mãe.
Finally, I will also give away two books that I liked. You may now be wondering why. I intend to buy the Complete Sherlock Holmes and the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. So, it would be redundant to keep the following books on my shelves (and their covers are not particularly appealing either):
- Hamlet by Shakespeare; and
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.