So I finished reading a novel I know I'll never pick up again; it was okay but far from that author's best work, and I won't spend the time on it again. It had sat on the shelf for years, decades, even, unread; it will never come into my hands for reading again. I can always use the shelf space.
So now I should throw the aged, yellowed paperback out. Put it in a donation bin? It'll go straight to the pulp pile.
I should. I really should just chuck the thing.
*little voice in my head* What? Throw away a BOOK?!? How DARE you?!? Heretic!!!!! Barbarian!!!!!