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My best friend is moving across country, heading back to the East Coast for the first time after years of living in California, and one of the things she’s lamented was the whole packing-the-books thing. Having moved a few years ago myself (whittling down my 3000-volume library to 2000-volumes and still ending up with something like 50 boxes of books), I sympathize.

So … the question is–what kind of moving experiences have you had with your books? (Or, just in general if you’ve got good Moving Day stories–and who doesn’t?) Did having to pack and move your books cause any changes in your book-collecting habits? Make you wish you had everything on an e-reader? Feel free to discuss! (grin)

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

23 responses

  1. Yes, indeed, I do have a story here at MY BTT POST

  2. Hello all, here is my answer for this week. Have a great weekend!

  3. Ugh, moving. What a pain in the ass even if you don’t have a bunch of books to haul too.

  4. I’ve gotta say that moving books takes a lot of time. What’s good about it is that you can widdle away at the packing … pack a box here a box there; however, it is still a lot of packing, unpacking, and moving. IMO though it’s still so worth it!

  5. The last time I moved, the only things more bulky than the (around 1500) books I took with me was the bed and the living room furniture. My father, brother and various uncles and cousins who were drafted to carry the stuff up the five flights of stairs to my apartment all grumbled loudly at all the heavy boxes, and yet I carried more than half the books up myself. (Not posting today, too lazy).

  6. I don’t enjoy moving that much, so here’s my answer.

  7. I feel your friend’s pain! I had such a hassle moving with my books in the past. Here’s my answer:

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