Options for Misfit Books

In this previous post I shared my tried and true method to spring clean bookshelves. By the end of the cleaning spree there should be a pile of books that either you will not read again or that you have never read.

Here are a few ideas of what you can do with these unwanted books.

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Option 1: Turn them into Cash

This option works well if you have a recent mega hit or a classic series that is in superb condition. I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but if your stack of books are mostly run of the mill paperbacks, they more than likely will not bring in many dollars.

Turn them into cash by listing them on Ebay.  Sometimes I only make a dollar or five, but any money is better than none!

If Ebay is not your thing, you could take a box of unwanted books to a local used bookstore. This method has a faster turn around time than listing your books online. How much you make will be determined by individual bookstores and what books you have taken in.  I have walked in with a huge box and made twenty dollars. Again, I believe any money is better than none!

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Option 2: Give them away

Maybe going through the chore of listing books, mailing books or hauling them into a bookstore doesn't fit with how quickly you want these books gone. 
May I then suggest you give them away? 

In our area we have Goodwill stores. At Goodwill centers you can donate just about anything and it is tax deductible, if you list it all out. As an added bonus, these centers keep jobs in your local community.  Check around to see if one is near you.

My personal favorite place to donate books is the library. Again, this is a tax write off, if you list them out and get it signed. Plus, you are supporting the love of reading for others! 
My local library has a book sale corner in the library.  Every time I go in I have to check out to see if I can grab a new to me book for only a dollar! They also host a huge used book sale twice a year- guess where they get the books to do this?!
Yep- donations! 
Check and see if your local library could use your unwanted books.

Now the choice is yours- turn your unwanted books into cash or into a good deed by donating them.  Either way your bookshelves are looking good!

Booksipper Bulletin – April Edition

Hello Booksippers!

There were no April showers around here; this month found me in a drought- a reading drought that is.  I have had a lot on my mind and when that happens all I read is fiction fluff. So I curl up with one of these easy reads and a hot cuppa tea and zone out.

This month on Booksipper I added a post about homeschooling to the blog. I plan to do more.  I will share a bit about homeschooling older children and what that looks like at our house.  Check it out if you home school or even if you're just curious.

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 ~ In Readable News ~

 I do not have any new reads to recommend but this title is sure to please: http://bit.ly/tearosebook This book has it all- star crossed love, suspense and a twisting plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


~ In Sippable News ~

I discovered a new way to prepare my loose leaf tea. Read all about it here: http://bit.ly/1XzdzCL  It might just become your favorite new way to brew a cuppa.


That is all for April. Thanks for reading and sipping along with me!

~Booksipper Candice

Booksipper Bulletin – February Edition

Hello Booksippers! 

The cold and blustery month of February is coming to a close today.  February is the perfect time to curl up with a blanket and a book to sip on your favorite hot beverage!
With the massive snowstorm we had I was very glad to have found this new author and series to keep me company.  Keep reading to find out what it was.

Today is Leap Day!  I wonder who decided to put the extra day in the winter time?  Why not when the weather is nice?
But still it is nice to have extra time to get things accomplished or maybe do something fun.
What will you be doing with this extra day? 

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~In Readable News~

I choose another title from my annual non-fiction reading list for February reading. I picked 1000 Years Over a Hot Stove. I wrote all about it here: http://bit.ly/1XzD7zZ

It is shaping up to be a tough decision for next months read.  Take a look at my 2016 List and tell me what you think I should read next.

My favorite fiction selection for the month was written by the author Nora Roberts.  One book wasn't enough and it became a series read – they were that good!
Read all about The Bride Quartet here: http://bit.ly/24oRNGV

~In Sippable News~

February had me steeping multiple cups of PG Tips tea.  This English brand of tea has a permanent place in my tea cupboard.  Read my thoughts here: http://bit.ly/1NZAd0a

I am still sipping my way through the Downton Abbey sampler that I purchased a while back. I am trying to decide which flavor I enjoyed the most.  I will post about that next month with the airing of the final episode.

Thanks for reading and sipping along with me this February.
I plan to spend this "extra day" reading something new and sipping tea, of course!

~Booksipper Candice

 

 

Booksipper Bulletin – January Edition

Hello fellow Booksippers!

The first month of 2016 is coming to a close. 

The days seemed to turn almost as quickly as the pages in my favorite book of the month.  Keep reading to find out what that book was!

 I picked up a number of books this month that I just couldn't get into.  I had to remind myself that I am not in high school anymore, and I do not have to finish a book just because it has good reviews. 
I encourage you to put down whatever book you are forcing yourself to get through, because-

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~In Readable News~

January kick started my Annual Non-Fiction Booklist for 2016.  I am looking forward to reading all of these books and sharing my thoughts with you.
I have finished one of the titles and wrote about it here: http://bit.ly/realfoodwhattoeatandwhy

Now for my favorite fiction read of the month! 
Without a doubt it was – Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati.  This book is a sweeping romantic saga set in the wilds of upper New York in the 1700's.
Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/intothewildernessreview

 ~In Sippable News~

The month of January was National Hot Tea month.  I enjoyed having a reason to drink even more of my favorite beverage!  I purchased tea online for the first time with the Republic of Tea.  I wrote all about my experience here: http://bit.ly/1nu6eby

 January 2016 has been filled with good books and steaming cups of hot tea.
Thanks for reading and sipping along with me.

~Booksipper Candice

When in doubt go with Black Tea

I am going to start a new saying, “ When in doubt, go with black tea. “

Black tea is robust, tasty without being bitter,and has an array of nutrients and antioxidants. I find it has the right amount of caffeine kick to shake off morning or afternoon sluggishness.

For years my go to Black Tea has been- Twinings English Breakfast. 

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This tea bag is not just for breakfast, it is a delightful afternoon tea when paired with a tea time treat. 
The decaffeinated version is just right for those who do not want the effects of caffeine or if you are sipping later in the evening.

Tea bags are convenient for the morning rush or when you do not want a lot of fuss. However there is much to be said for a loose tea.

When you take a few extra moments to add loose leaves to a tea ball or infuser; you not only have tea, you make an occasion.

Currently, my favorite loose black tea is by Two Leaves and a Bud. 

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This tea is a sip & savor treat for me. 

It is ideal on mornings or afternoons when there is no rushing about.  

No matter if it steeps from a tea bag or a tea ball, black tea is a must have in my Booksipper tea stash.

 

All things readable

Booksipper holds a special place in my heart. 

There is not much else I’d rather do than curl up with a book & a beverage to sip. 

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Here at Booksipper, I will be sharing my love of all things readable.  Which means what exactly?

I will share~

~books I loved
~articles about reading
~books I didn’t make it through
~booklists
~adorable bookstores and libraries
~books I never wanted to end
~books worth rereading
~artfully arranged bookshelves

So really, anything I find endearing as a bookish sort of gal!