Actually this is a Cleaning Out My Life post, akin to what Dixie Redmond is doing with her Clean Slate campaign. Our supposedly Lazy Weekend has not been so lazy, at least not for me. I spent the majority of yesterday cleaning out our office library. Wow. I ended up with EIGHT tote-bags of books for the Half Priced Bookstore. They pay cash. Not much, which is bad, but enough, which is good because the last thing I need to do is bring home books in trade!
The process for weeding them out? Painful, but enlightening.
I asked Phil to take out any he didn't want. Then Miss Ruthless took over.
1. Do I need this book for reference...or self image?
(Old literary tomes.)
2. Can I not get fiction from the library?
(Favorite Steven King stories.)
3. Am I reeeeelly ever going to build an adobe oven in my backyard?
(Uh, maybe not.)
So in the end, the shelves contain lots of art books, mythology studies (first true love), gardening, herbalism and brewing, field guides, dictionaries and bibles.
Oh, and kid books Granny Jan can read with small people when they visit.
(Miss Ruthless can just back off the kid books--I'll never give up hope.)
I can see the floor in the office now. Who knew this room was so big?