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.