Sunday, July 10, 2011

First Things First. . .


First, the books get unpacked. I’ve set a limit of keeping only as many books as I can fit on those four shelves, and that means a lot of books will be given away.

Opening the boxes of books has been interesting. You’d think I’d be most happy to see my old favorites, and often enough that’s been the case, but quite a few of those books are strangely unappealing now. Other books that I liked before, but didn’t read again and again, suddenly hold great appeal and have taken a more prominent position on the shelves.

If I could have chosen just one thing to keep in all that was in that storage vault (besides a few photos and the kids' papers and drawings), it would definitely have been my library. I think I'll be spending many hours standing in front of those shelves and pulling off armloads of books to peruse. I'll already have a small stack of summertime reading piled on the corner cupboard in my bedroom. . .

10 comments:

  1. I do hope you'll share your reading adventures with us!

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  2. That picture looks like the funnest place to be in the whole town. If we were friends I would have begged to help you with that project!

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  3. I just did this myself. I limited the books to one wall and spent two week going through everything. So many books donated and given away but the sense of peace is tremendous.
    I would love to know what's on the summer reading list?? Have fun!

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  4. how fun, susan, and yes, do share photos of the finished shelves, OK?

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  5. We all are constantly changing, aren't we? Sometimes I am not sure who I am because of the changes that frequently happen inside of me. I'm glad to have found your new home here. I look forward to seeing your finished shelves and hearing about what you are reading!

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  6. Thia, I don't think I'll be able to keep from chatting about what I'm reading! :-)

    Sandy, it would have been a blast! It *is* a fun place to be, BTW. :-)

    Mary, it does feel good to whittle down, doesn't it? I'll definitely say more about books and reading. . .

    Okey dokey, Megan. I'll put up more photos soon. Love having my books again!

    Laura, yes, it's true. In many ways I feel like quite a different person than I was two years ago, but I'm not really. Still, I have changed, and I hope in good ways. :-)

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  7. So, just curious: Which kinds of books appeal less now, and which more?

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  8. I second Laura A.'s question.

    You knew we'd wonder didn't you? he he (o;

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  9. Okay, Laura and Michele, I will write something about this soon. I don't know if I can explain it easily, but I can *tell* it. Why am I not surprised you two would ask?! :-)

    Susan

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  10. I had the SAME question as Laura :)

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