Oops, your child already has that book? Who knew!
What do you, the minimalist, do with that second copy just received? Try to exchange it for a book your child doesn’t own? Re-gift it, or donate it?
What if Aunt Harriett personalized it to your child? Now, it’s a must-keeper. Will you donate your other copy, then? Always a good deed, but hold off that donation…for a year or more.
Multiple copies are ideal for your avid reader. Keep one copy in the kitchen and one in the bathroom. Or one upstairs; the other down. Keep one copy in the house; the other in the car. One in your home; the other at the grandparents’ house.
Then, donate all those copies when your child moves on to another level. Or keep a copy for some grand-tots one day.
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