We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Please at least give them to the Friends of the Library for their charity book sale or to a second-hand book store. One of these days, when Google and Amazon completely take over, we won't have books any more. We need to preserve every book we have, they are going to be precious. And as Thurber would say, anyone who thinks the contrary is a booby and should be put in the booby-hatch.
I've thrown away some books (dropped them off at Half-Priced Books, which amounts to the same thing), but I'd never part with my Thurber cartoon compilations. "It's a naive domestic burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption."