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The Snoozeworthy Characters Who Are Overstaying Their Welcome
When you finish a book that you couldn't put down, it's easy to give it away (or at least loan it) to a friend or family member who shares your literary tastes. The books you can't stand often find their way to a donation box pretty swiftly, too. The mediocre titles, though, are the tricky ones: they lounge on our bookshelves, taking up precious space that our go-to reads should occupy, when we know the chances are slim we'll ever open them again.

Two programs—The Children's Book Project and Books for Africa—are great ways to clear out your shelves while providing new reads for people in need.