Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Great book purge of '08


Not since I moved cross country from Delaware to Olympia more than 10 years ago have I shed so many books. And, even then I toted what must have been a hundred pounds of paper in the trunk of my car.

This time I'm getting rid of nearly 80 percent of the books I own (the above shows probably 20 percent of the books I'm getting rid of and only some of the small paperbacks). The official reason for the letting go of so many books is a sudden lack of shelf space because of the growth of my son into a big-boy and the need for a big-boy room somewhere in our house.

The unofficial reason is that I really just don't need that many books hanging around, especially so many fiction books. I still read fiction, but I've hardly ever found myself scouring my book shelves for some good fiction to read. Typically, its been down at the library where I do that kind of searching.

From now on I'll do my book searching outside of my house, downtown at the library.

4 comments:

Jim Anderson said...

Talked to any teachers who, for the sake of their classroom library, might be interested in the disposed tomes? I can think of one...

Emmett said...

Tell you what, the first round it going up for sale at a garage sale next Saturday (25th), would you still be interested after that?

Jim Anderson said...

Heck yeah. I'm fine with garage sale leftovers.

Rob Richards said...

We're starting an Infoshop at Bread and Roses and would take any books of a political, social or economic bent. Literature also.

Oh yeah, do you still have that T. Jeff book?