Monday, July 25, 2011

BOOKS and What to Do With Them ?

I'm finally unpacking the precious but not absolutely essential things that survived my comprehensive editing of possessions when leaving Savannah and have been holed up in storage for the past year. It is exciting to uncover and remember the things that hold particular meaning in my life's chronology, like books: perfect gifts from friends, must-have guides to beloved places, memoirs and biographies of heroes, creative works which inspire my work. However, finding a proper place to keep them and use them is a challenge. I've been forced to edit once again, selling about 30 books. The weight of 50+ books on my wooden file cabinet is probably not sustainable. There is a built-in shelf in the hallway, useable now that we've repainted the apartment but fit only for the smaller books. Buy a bookcase? Perhaps someday...


Coincidentally, while worrying over books, I enjoyed this post by Paris Market. You will, too!

3 comments:

kymzum3 said...

Ben and I have tons of books too! I totally understand the conundrum. We have so many book shelves and were just talking about buying another one!!! :)

Brenda Sparenborg said...

We have a bookcase you can have IF you can find homes for the books which are currently living there. HINT: check with your brothers.

smartin said...

did your tower of books survive the earthquake?