The Freecycle network is a great way to give away unwanted items or get things that others don’t need which one may have a use for. We’ve given away books, magazines and tickets which I didn’t think were worth putting up on eBay.
But others are more generous. We’ve got recycled floorboards that are going to be turned in raised beds for the garden, bags of topsoil, and assorted pots and tubs for the garden.
Yesterday, I managed to get these books from Freecycle. I’d asked if I could have a couple of them (of course, the Knuths) but by the time we went round to collect them, nobody else had asked for them, so I brought them all home. I also got a copy of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.
I can’t understand why no one in Lewisham, Greenwich or Bromley had a use for these books. The Knuth set and the GoF book on Design Patterns are classics in the field. Never mind, I’ll give them a good home. There are some that I don’t need and I’ll find other good homes for them in a while; once I’ve read them.