ATG Article of the Week: What we gain from keeping books – and why it doesn’t need to be ‘joy’

by | Jan 16, 2019 | 0 comments

What we gain from keeping books – and why it doesn’t need to be ‘joy is an article in the Guardian in which Anakana Schofield disagrees with “tidying guru Marie Kondo and her advice “to ditch reading we don’t find joyful.” Ms. Schofield  counters that “one’s personal library should do much more than anthologise warm feelings.”

“The latest TV series by charming, tidy-up guru Marie Kondo has landed on Netflix and while we are all in love with the vibrant folk featured in her show, last week I accidentally entered the damning territory of disagreeing with Kondo’s philosophy – in a tweet that went viral. For while I’d heed Kondo’s “Konmari method” for habits such as folding T-shirts, she is woefully misguided when she says we should get rid of books that don’t give us “joy”…

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