I recently had a clear out, or rather “a passing on” of a few books, primarily to make way for new ones, but nevertheless some where more difficult to part with than others.
I love my books, I feel a sense fulfilment in finishing a great text, I always have – but with space at a premium I had to make some changes.
That said, what I discovered in the clearing out process is that there are some you just cannot part with, not just because they are great (they’ve remained!) but the ones that have an emotional attachment either the breakthrough it provided you with or a book that brings back a striking memory from a time, a feeling, an emotion that cannot be chucked a side.
I’ve embraced the digital age – I Consume books and media in many different formats but you still cannot come close to the sentiment that some books will ignite within you.
Is there a book or a text that you just cannot part with?