Wow! I never thought my book hoarding tendencies would garner so much chatter in the blog universe. It seems that I am not alone in my little fetish. And it is also amazing to me what this has stirred in my spirit. Instead of getting an electronic gadget (and by the way I am leaning towards an iPad!!), I am getting rid of some of my books. Yes, my beloved books.
You see, through many years of nursing my habit, I have acquired hundreds of books. This does not include all the ones we lost when we lost everything in our first home due to mold, circa 2003. A large number of my books at the time were safely housed in my office at work. Therefore, I lost approximately 100 books at home as a result of the mold issue. I have since acquired many more books.
So, this will be no easy task…akin to convincing my children to give away some of their toys. However, I plan to give away approximately 25% of my books. I will donate them to Goodwill, or maybe a local church library. My next goal will be to use my local library faithfully. I will check with my library before I buy a book and it finds a comfy home on one of my many bookshelves.
So, I have a plan. They say nothing ever happens without a plan.
And, by the way, I already have two books in a very large cardboard box designated for Goodwill…what is that proverb?? Something about a journey of a 1,000 miles begins with the first step…yeah, something like that!