5 Simple Yet Amazing Reasons Why You Should Donate Books

Given the pithy direction this world seems to be heading in, finding a soul that’s willing to share and part with what they love, for the greater good is like finally finding signs of life on some planet at least. Especially one that promises to spread knowledge like a shining beacon and enlightens people in its own warm ways. On a personal level, donating books is a lot easier than you think. And if you’re still looking for inspiration, perhaps these five reasons will help you decide for the better.

  • Spread the love

In a time and age where technology seems to be changing the way we saw and read our books, every bibliophile understands the importanceof saving that rustic charm and feel, good old paper brought. And the only way to make every budding bibliophile realize this is by spreading the love for books. Because, going to bed every day knowing that you made someone (probably, less fortunate) out there a little more well-read and a little happier is nothing less than super-heroic.


  • Make space for new books

In the list of nerd-problems, lack of extra space for a dozen more books comes a very close second to a favorite series coming to an end. Unless you live in a mansion spanning acres and acres of land, this is something that can give you sleepless nights. After all, there’s only so much respite shelves, beds, shoe-boxes and the floor can offer. Book donation is an elegant, albeit generous solution to this problem. And hey, it any day trumps the parents throwing old books away.

  • The easiest form of giving

Passing on your beloved books to someone else, is probably the best way to spread knowledge, quite literally. And when you donate, the whole gesture becomes all the more beautiful. Donating books is a win-win for everyone involved. The receiver- because you give him the chance to explore a portal to whole new world only books can offer. And, you, because when you give wholeheartedly, the sense of happiness and satisfaction that it brings is unmatchable.Moreover, unlike donating money, donating books doesn’t burn the heart or pinch the pockets.

  • Helps you de-clutter

There are those bibliophiles who are perfectly at peace with books jutting out of every cranny and sliver in the house. And there are those who are the very epitome of the obsessive cleanliness. For the latter, donating books is the most amazing solution to this problem. And I’m not only talking about the shelf space. More often than not, we end up buying books that we form no attachments to. And yet there they are, gathering the dust of indifference slightly laced with regret. You can’t just throw the books away, nor can you hand them down to anyone. One simple solution: Donate.

  •   Begin the cycle of giving

To be very honest, the most awesome and sought after books in my inventory were picked from book charity events. This made me think, what if no believed in the art of giving? Would existing bibliophiles be made happier and the uninitiated be converted? Now put yourself in perspective and imagine yourself at the giving end of this cycle. There could be that one book that changed your life and the way you saw the world. When you donate that book, you’re giving someone, someone more less fortunate maybe, the chance to be inspired and change their lives. And that person in turn donates the book again. Do you see what you’re doing here?


Today’s featured writer,Jenny Wadlow,  is a freelance blogger. She is a self-proclaimed book worm and suggests buying used books online for they are affordable and environment friendly. You can follow her on Twitter @JennyWadlow.



Top Story – Why The Bathroom Is The Best Place For A Photo Shoot!


Today, photographers are constantly experimenting and trying to create unique shots. We live in an age where unique visuals can be such an asset, and your photography could turn up in unexpected places on the Internet. Separating your own artwork from the artwork of so many others is an increasingly difficult task for all creative people. Photography is certainly no exception, particularly not in an age when everyone’s phone has a camera and so many people take up photography as a hobby.

There are many ways to put different spins on any standard photography subject matter, but choosing an exotic location is certainly one of them. While many photographers feel compelled to look beyond everyday things and people in capturing their subjects, some others may try to find beauty in that which is ordinary. Everyday locations like living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms are only as trivial as you make them.

Bathrooms Have A Lot Going For Them In Terms Of Photo Shoots
Really, bathrooms have a lot going for them in terms of photo shoots. Photographers are always trying to capture people from unique angles with good lighting. Many bathrooms absolutely must have good lighting, since people apply makeup there and prepare themselves to face the world all in that one location. Photographers invest so much time in trying to create the best lighting conditions possible, that bathrooms can potentially allow them to take shortcuts that would be impossible under normal circumstances. Photographers always have to make good use of their surroundings and locations, and any person creative enough to be a photographer is creative enough to use the lighting of a bathroom to their best advantage.


Decorative Bathrooms
Then there is the issue of how bathrooms are usually decorated. While there are exceptions, bathrooms are typically designed to be cheerful and inviting. Bathrooms will often have pictures on the wall, cheery wallpaper, and so many other attributes that will only enhance the aesthetics of your average bathroom and the photograph within its premises. Even in a dirtier or less inviting bathroom, bathrooms are easy enough to liven up for the sake of a photograph, and they are far more compact than many competing locations.

Bathroom Mirrors Add A Charm
Mirrors are a great component to add to many bathrooms. They can create interesting angles, make the room look larger, and generally contribute to the visual appearance of the location. In bathroom photographs with the typical bathroom lighting, they can even make the whole room and the subject of the photograph look brighter. Achieving that same effect in almost any other room in any house would be much more difficult, but bathrooms come fully equipped with nice decorations that can enhance most photographs.

Bathrooms have a certain warm, friendly familiarity to them as well, even at the worst of times. It is the one room of any house guests are most likely to visit at one point. People may look very well lit in their bathrooms, but they certainly will always look at home there. All that positivity can be captured nicely on film.

Ashraf Pistawala is a media blogger and writes for AQVA Bathrooms, the on-line store in UK for designer accessories in bathrooms. You can interact with AQVA Bathrooms on twitter @aqvabathrooms