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    2012 - 02.06

    We’ve already gone through the process of sharing our bookshelves, but I thought this article was amusing and worth sharing (How to Say “I Do” to Shared Bookshelves Without Ruining Your Relationship):

    It wasn’t when we moved in together, or when we got engaged, or even when we merged bank accounts (because we’re crazy like that) and bought a house that I knew my husband was in it for the long haul. All of those choices were significant, sure, but the real clincher–the moment I knew we had committed to the whole “what’s mine is yours” thing for real–was when we decided to merge our bookshelves. The actual process of merging said bookshelves? That was the first test of our soon-to-be marriage.

    excerpt from: How to Say “I Do” to Shared Bookshelves Without Ruining Your Relationship

    Perhaps this post will inspire Karin to write about the experience of merging our books… (although I thought that perhaps she had already, but I didn’t find a historical post which talked about it; could have been just a Facebook update or Tweet or something).

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    2 Responses to “Shared Bookshelves?”

    1. Wendy says:

      You and Karin had a number of books in common. You initially kept both–have you determined a scheme to decide on which one to keep. (The best condition copy would be logical, but thee are other considerations: paperback vs hardcover; personal notes in one vs pristine condition, etc.) Now that I think even you think you’ve reached bookshelf saturation in your apartment tough decisions might need to be made!

    2. Karin says:

      We actually had a surprisingly small amount of overlap…and I’ve left most of my duplicates in the basement at my parents’ house, and there are also some boxes in our storage room.

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