Saturday, July 28, 2007

Book Culling

Culling one's books is the worst feeling. For me, at least, it's like sawing off your own arm. Without anesthesia. With an old handsaw. In other words: OUCH!

(Via Maud Newton)

1 comment:

CB said...

I got rid of at least a hundred books after we graduated from college. They were mostly just your genre fiction books. (Sci-fi.Fantasy, Romance, etc.) "The event," as I've taken to calling it, worked out for both the best and the worst. While it gave me room for more important books, now, 2 years later, I sometimes get the craving to read one of them and either have to go to the library for it, buy it again, or let the craving pass.

At the time it was heart breaking, but liberating to get rid of so much clutter.

Oh well, right? I won't do it again for another couple of decades, lol.

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