Tuesday, September 9, 2014

More Indoor Weeding At This House!!!

Books are a hindrance to persisting stupidity…Spanish proverb

Weeding continues here. Once the attic was done, it felt so good I wanted to keep going. So midmorning I started on the bookcase in my office. Oh my, where to begin? How could I turn loose of any one of them?

But begin I did. None were bad books, but they were just less worth the room they took than other favorites. A lot of poetry books were removed, but a whole basket remain. I pulled some novels…some children’s books…a few reference type books I used in the classroom. Some I set aside to look at one more time before letting go.

I took my books to the public library where some will be shelved and some will be put on their resale shelves as fund raising for the library. I hurried them right down this afternoon before any could just back out of the boxes!

And before I look too saintly, I must confess to making an order last night to Lou Turner and her High Hill Press.



Elephant's Child said...

I really, really need to do some serious weeding in my book cases either.
And it is never easy.

Susan said...
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Susan said...

Oh Bookie, how I envy you in cleaning your attic. Ours is a disaster but for some reason, I am horribly reticent to get up there and DE-CLUTTER. (The task seems too immense, I guess.)

And I am not weeding books as I should be doing. Can you pul-eese fly over here and help me do it?

Thanks so much for all your visits to my beloved blog. Love having you stop by and comment. Susan

Mary Horner said...

I wish I had your resolve to weed out books. I'm thinking of a particular box in the basement with college textbooks!

Rebecca said...

Oh, how I envy your progress! I simply MUST get on the job of thinning out the bookcases at our house....Still, the book section is one of the first places I go when I visit a thrift shop. WHY?

Linda O'Connell said...

I just got caught up on your blog. Wow! You have been busy. I need to declutter this house, too. I know how difficult it would be to part with the baby bed. Put it in your front yard and use it as a flower bed. :)
Cool weather is on its way... which depresses me thinking of winter.