But we've done okay at overcoming some of the packrattiness.
Books, however .... That's harder.
And Mrs Mussman explains part of the reason why. The books printed today have an ideological bent. Libraries are getting rid of old, "irrelevant" stories and replacing them with Brand Spankin' New Books. And it's not just the in-your-face liberal brainwashing, which may be brash or subtle. There's also
~ siblings who fight
~ normalization of divorce
~ stories that set up a no-way-but-to-sin situation
~ "inverted" fairy tales (which may be fun for adults but are inappropriate for children).
Some books (like Harry Potter and Little House) aren't going away. But so many great books from 70 or 80 or 100 years ago need to be cherished in people's homes because they have already been culled from public libraries or will be soon enough.
Read Anna's article.