On a side note: It looks like I won't be going to Flight of the Conchords. I had class when the tickets went on sale and left a friend in charge of buying them. She didn't. However, I may get to see Dvotchka free on Sunday.
The piles of ARCs in my three rooms (dorm, mom's, dad's) are getting ever higher. Some of my ARCs I keep. If I like one enough I'll buy an acutal copy of the book and preserve my ARC for future squee-ing. Others I just keep and reread the ARC because I enjoyed the book and want to read it again but I'm cool with the typo-ridden copy and don't need to spend money on another.
As for ones I don't keep . . .
If I thought it was a decent book and don't think her mother will get mad at me for handing off something inappropriate to her child, then I hand it off to one of my ex-boyfriend's younger sisters eventually. This is where several of my middle grade ARCs go. The ones at an even younger level are being held in reserve for my cousin to enter third grade. (At which point she will also receive a box full of the entire Animorphs series, which I will expect back when she's done. My niece'll need to read those too.)
Ones I can bear to part with and are aimed at a little older audience I hand off to friends who I think will enjoy them more than I. And if they don't like the book they can just hand it off to someone else. This is also where the YA Bookswap Ning comes in handy. (Though really, I must get my list updated. I am so disorganized.)
As for ones I completely don't like, those can go on the Bookswap Ning too. But really, I have no clue what to do with them. I'm not a throw books away kind of girl. Those books just lay there in unwanted stacks. (Some of the valuable ones mock my scruples and tell me if I sold them I could fund more of my education.) So this leads up to my title question: what do you do with your ARCs?