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  • I close it. If it was a good book, I return it to my bookshelf to be read again at a later date possibly... If the ending was bad I throw it... It usually takes me a couple of days to pick it up, then I give it to someone else...
  • Return it to the library :)
  • If I didn't enjoy it that much I'll give it to a charity shop. If I like it and I think I might want to read it again in the future I'll put it on the bookshelf. If I think someone I know might enjoy it I'll let them have it.
  • I used to give them to charity shops, but our local village hall has just set up a book exchange service, so they're going there now. If it's a really good book, I'll pass it on to friends or family who I think would enjoy it. If it's a book I might want to read again or a reference/non-fiction book then I'll keep it.
  • I take it back to the school library and look for another one... I've also started keeping a list of all the books I've read since school started back in August! 67 and still reading!
  • Give it to a friend, donate it to a library, donate it to a fund raiser book sale. If it is a classic or a really good read, it goes into my library :)
  • Keep it on the rack.
  • I have trouble getting rid of books, so they end up going in my community bookshelf for friends to read later!
  • I have trouble getting rid of books, so they end up going in my community bookshelf for friends to read later!
  • If it was a good book and I enjoyed reading it, I put it on my "good reads" bookshelf. If it was a good book but I couldn't get into it (for a variety of reasons), I will put it on my "Got to be in the right mood" bookshelf and may try it again when the mood strikes me. Alternatively it can be moved to my "offer it elsewhere" pile along with those books that I thought I would enjoy but was disappointed with.
  • Read it again, if it was any good. I read so fast I often miss important things in a book. In fact, one measure of whether I liked a book or not is whether I only read it once (DaVinci Code) or twice or more (anything decent).
  • I keep it on my book shelf and occasinally read it again or go to the chapter that i enjoyed the most :)
  • let it there and not read it anymore...
  • if its from the library i return it, if its mine i put it away in a shelf and keep it... i love books and if the book was really good, i wouldnt mind reading it over and over again. i have done it.
  • I shelve it. I don't like to "loan them out" because it isn't really a loan when they don't come back.
  • Either return it to the library or put it on my book shelf depending on whether I owned the book or borrowed it from the library.
  • I put it on my bookshelf for safe-keeping. One day I may have children and I would like them to read some of the books and maybe add some of their own to the collection.
  • Put it on my shelf to collect dust, until a friend borrows and never returns it... Then it ends up on her shelf. You know who you are!!!
  • Shelve it. I may want to re-read it in the future or lend it to someone that may enjoy it.
  • Hmm, that's a good question. I myself have to think about that quite often...I usually just leave them in my office, it has several bookshelves. I think they'll be useful when I get kids and they want to read something. I'm speaking about novels though, not like reference books. Or you can do like the above said, go and give them to the homeless, or donate them to the library. Personally, if it's a good book, I usually save it and read it several months later? maybe even years if I don't have time.
  • Put it on the bookshelf.
  • put in in the bookcase and find another book
  • give it to somebody else to read.. if they ask. But i dont ususally read unless i'm forced.. so i ususally give it back to my english teacher!
  • I read mostly reference books so put my now heavily underlined, tagged, page cornered 'friend' on my buldging, overstacked shelves.
  • 1.) Return it to the library 2.) Put it on my shelf to keep 3.) Sell it to a used bookshop 4.) Give it away It just depends on where I got it, and how good it is.
  • With paperbacks, I take them into work and put them on the shelf in the lobby area. Anyone is welcome to take one or leave one. Anything I bought in hard cover I usually keep, especially if it turned out to be a treasure.
  • most i donate to my local library.
  • Trade it in at the used bookstore for another, add it to my library, or donate it to my local library.
  • Return it to the library, or add it to my own library if it is a book that i have bought or has been given as a gift. I loathe to return books or give them away. My pet hate is people that borrow one of my books and do not return it to me. My Aunt does that all the time
  • I find a good spot to shove it into my bookcase. There it will stay, gathering dust for all eternity.
  • Read it again and again! If you really liked it you'll never get tired of it!
  • Either read it again or burn it.
  • sell it
  • Return it to the library if it is from the library. If it is mine, I usually keep it. If it is mine and I really don't want it, see if a friend wants it, donate to the library, or to a church garage sale. However, I love books too much to get rid of too many of them.
  • Burn it
  • Sometimes I have to wipe the tears from my eyes and fuss with myself for being such a crybaby. Naturally, I'll put the book on my bookshelf- whether it was a good read or not- and save it until I want to read it again or lend it to someone who's interested. I wish I'd been as smart as babyrottweiler and written down every one that I've ever read. There are so many books out there that I want to find but can't because I can't recall its name. I've come to the realization that I WON'T remember everything and I WILL get old...
  • I will keep it if I feel it is one that I will love to read again and again. If it is one I really enjoyed but feel that I wouldn't read it a lot then I give it to the library, if I didn't like it I give it to the library, if it is a book I think a friend would like I give it to them.
  • If I bought it, keep it and add it it to my library for future reference!
  • I belong to great organisation call "Book Crossing" in which you leave a book in a public place and someone picks it up and reads it and passes it on. There is a website you can join.
  • Put it back on my shelf or return it to the library.
  • i put in on the shelf.
  • If I liked the book, then I recommend it to my friends. If I thought it was a waste of paper, I pass that on to others as well.
  • Keep it, if it's mine! I'm the kind who can read a good story over and over again. I've got bookcases in every room of my house filled with stuff, even a small one in the bathroom! lol!
  • The key is how you read a book the first time. I always skim books the first time through. That way, if it isn't worth the reading, I can just get rid of it, and no harm is done. I have not wasted too much time on it. On the other hand, if a book is really good, I can re-read it, and enjoy finding all the things I missed the first time. :0)
  • I keep all the books I read if they are good or not. I let people borrow them but I always get them back because I love all my books! I keep my favorites next to my bed but I have all the ones I've read in my house.
  • become extremley dissapointed, then stick it on the shelf where it transforms in to a dust collector until such a time that I feel like reading it again. If ever.
  • I read it again, to gain understanding and because that will be the only book I have read once.
  • I post it on paperbackswap.com
  • I keep them if they're good. If I have them long enough, I forget alot of it so I read it again. When I the chance to read!!!(RARELY)
  • Add it ti the shelf with all the other books I've read.
  • If it's gonna look good on the shelf, I put it on the shelf. If I've had better, then I list it on half.com.
  • Mark the binding with a black dot with a Sharpie T.M. and put it back on the bookshelf.
  • Put it on my bookshelf to collect dust. I usually re-read my books after about 1 or 2 years. I'm always buying new ones :)
  • Some I never really finish reading. Those go in my shelves for reference or for rereading. The entire Harry Potter series, for example, and Lord of the Rings. But the second-hand paperbacks I will give to the local thrift shop to sell as third-hand. Many of my friends tend to pick things out of the "to give away" stack to read before they go to the thrift shop, in which case I usually tell them not to bring them back, but to pass them on. I NEVER loan a book I want to keep. I lose both the book and the friend that way much too often.
  • close the cover.
  • i just put then on the shelf so that when i fel the need i can read them again. i usually pick books that i like so theres no need to give them away.
  • I keep it.
  • If I like the book, I put it on the shelf in my room where she waits until I have nothing to do. Then I read it again :) Or I recommend it to my friends and if they are interested, I lend it to them :) But I never throw a book just away.
  • Re-read it! Some of my books are so good I've read them three times. Dr. Andrew Weil writes some awesome health books and for something inspirational check out Bo Lozof (sp?). Younger girls in need of inspiration read girlosophy.
  • If I read, do you honestly think I'd be on this website all the time?!
  • Return it to the library. If its mine I keep it forever, I'm a pack rat.
  • Keep it, and very often read it again. Some books I have read a dozen times!
  • If I own it and liked it I tell my sister to read it. Either way it ends up back on my bookshelf. I will read it again. I've read all my books at least twice now. If I borrowed it i return it
  • close it and put it in my bookcase. and if it was good i would probably read it again in a year or two.
  • Give a big satisfied sigh. If I liked it, I sigh with happiness and tranquility. If I didn't like it, I sigh with relief that I finished it.
  • I keep it and someday later I might read it again
  • Heave a sigh that it's over and I wish it wasn't. Put it on the shelf and wait a few months to read it again...I read too fast for my own good. : (
  • Put it somewhere and forget about it and probably come back to it. Then half the time I don't read it again.
  • Put it back up on my bookshelf so I can remeber what I've read.
  • I used to keep them all, but that's just ridiculous. If it's reference that isn't timely, I'll keep it...or something really profound that I may actually want to read again, they remain. It's amazing how few those actually are. Otherwise, I recycle through friends, groups, work, donations, etc. I love love love half.com
  • I put it on my bookshelf to read several months later, or I just give it back to wherever or whomever I got it from.
  • If it's truely amazing, I pass it on to as many people as will read it. So now I'm passing my favorite on to you: Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
  • I almost always keep books, so I put them in the appropriate bookshelf. I have two bookshelves dedicated to genre books (science fiction, horror, fantasy, etc.) and science books. At the end of all the regular novels, I have books about media, usually TV shows--they could be things like Star Trek technical manuals, Buffy novels, or scholarly analysis of a particular show or movie. After that is my very small collection of comic books and graphic novels. Oh, and the novels are shelved alphabetically by author, the TV show books alphabetically by the show, and the comic books sometimes by author, sometimes by series if they're based on a TV show. I keep books from my specialty literary period, the Romantic period, in my room b/c even though I no longer teach, I still refer to them. And Neil Gaiman's _Sandman_ books live in my room. My daughter borrowed them for a year for her Senior project in high school, and I missed them like crazy. Oh, and if I really think a book is a waste of time, I'll donate it to a library b/c if they can't use it, they can sell it.
  • Give it to somebody else who will enjoy it or put it away to put in a garage sale. I've only ever destroyed ONE book which was so horrible I wouldn't want anyone else to read it.
  • Put on the shelf and buy more books or join a book exchange program.
  • Alldepends if it is good? If it's good i keep it.. If not i get rid!
  • Stick it on my bookshelf, lend it to a friend, read it again.
  • I keep it. Then, I read it again and again and again, if I liked it. If I didn't, I keep it as a reference. I have more books then you'd care to try to count. Every book teaches me something, even if the only lesson is that the author is a complete idiot.
  • If I read a great book I re-read it, then I save it for someone who I think will enjoy it and wrap it up as a Christmas gift. It's a great way to give special gifts to friends without going out of our family gift budget. Since I have a garage full of books, I try really hard not to hold on to them anymore...
  • I would do one of 3 things: 1) return it to the library 1-A) Bogart it and keep it in my personal collection 2) return it to it's owner 3) retain it among my personal collection 3-A) lend it out
  • I keep all my books. So,after i have finished a book, i keep it
  • Put it on my book shelf. I will re read it again someday.
  • Put it on a shelf, take it back to the library, share it with a friend, sell it on ebay....all of the above
  • I keep it. I develop an attachment to my books.
  • I am a member of bookcrossing.com. This is an on-line book organization. You register a book by its ISBN number, get an ID number for it, and put a label inside the book identifying it as as a "travelling book", then leave it lying around somewhere where someone will pick it up and read it. If they choose to, they go online and key in the identification number; they can find your entry and update the log. They then read and release the book for someone else to follow on with this chain. When it works.. it is fun to see your book travel the world!
  • pop it back on the book shelf, i'll be back!!!!
  • put it back on the bookshelf and pick another one
  • Stack it on top of other books I have read.
  • Give it to a friend to read
  • Most of the time add it to the shelf but if I really think I will never reference it again it is sold to Half Price books.
  • Trade it on Bookins, http://www.bookins.com/
  • If I liked it I re-read it. If I didn't like it I burn it because i'm a pyromaniac.
  • I keep it. I don't like not keeping books. I like to go back to them and read them again. I love rereading books. I hope to one day have enough books to have my own library in my house. And I mean fill up walls and walls of books.
  • Put it back on my bookshelf and if its not a good book then I donate it to the bookstore
  • Make a book shelf and put all your finished books on it!
  • Keep it on the shelf if it's a good read or pass it along...
  • I usually keep it on one of my many book shelves. After a few months or years I read it again. Anyone can borrow them though.
  • Return it to the library, generally.
  • Put it back on the shelf! If it sucked then i take it to a used book store and trade it in for a credit so i can get something good!
  • put it back on my shelf, and when i begin to forget what happened, or i simply feel like reading it again, i might pick it back up a year later.

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