I have said before that I read a lot and that I have too many books. I have said that one of the reasons I loved my kindle (George) is the storage capacity of 1500 books. I have talked about having no place to put all my books even though I donate to the local Women’s shelter regularly. I keep certain books because I re-read them more than once. I’m a little scared to show you how out of hand it has gotten but it is funny and it is my life. Now remember I have 4 bookcases full of books as well. These are not magazines or tv guides or trash, I do not have OCD. I just have a storage problem or I read too much, one or the other. Bet you are shocked, huh.
This is in the little toilet cubicle of my bathroom. They are stacked floor to ceiling. I keep thinning it with donations but it is out of control. I wish there was a used bookstore near by where I could sell them, but there isn’t. I read everything from science fiction to history, from mystery’s to (shh!) romance. I like vampire novels and adventure novels. I love classics like Jane Eyre but enjoy finding new authors like Julie Kenner just as much. They are old friends like Jack Chalker and Michael Chrichton, but they are still taking up too much space.
This is a corner in my bedroom and the stack goes higher than what you see. “Shut up, I told you I am not OCD” This is just my paperbacks. I have hardbacks too, I’m just not showing you the pictures. This is also only a few years worth not a lifetime. I have never counted them because my eyes would roll back in my head from the shock. Now you know why I am in love with my kindle George, he is going to solve my problems and get rid of this mess. There is nothing like the experience of a book, the smell of it, the feel of the paper, the sound of turning the pages, but as you can see there is a lot to be said for 1500 books in an itty bitty storage space. I said I read a lot and I don’t lie so now you know. God Bless George and give me the strength to get rid of all most some of them a few a couple no, I have to be strong and get rid of half, yes half, (I think I threw up a little bit in my mouth just now). Wish me luck.
FYI: I have every Thomas Burnett Swann book I could find and afford. They are staying and I will never give them up. Each one is a treasure and one in particular made me cry the day it arrived but that’s for another post.