Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Farewell, My Biblio-Acquaintances

Just took all the discarded books from the Great Book Purge down to the public library to donate for their book sale. They seemed happy enough to have them. But even though they're books I actively decided I did not want (rare as that is), the idea of books leaving my house still feels very, very wrong. I sort of miss them now. But I do feel good about releasing them back into the ecosystem, hopefully to find someone else who will love them. Be free, books! Be free!

And now, of course, I can go to the sale and replace them with new ones.

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  1. Try not to buy back any of the books that you donated. :)

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  2. And now, of course, I can go to the sale and replace them with new ones.

    Which is, of course, the most important of all. Guilt-reduction is a wonderful thing.

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  3. I am proud of you!

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  4. Paul: Of course, I, um, already did go on something of a book-buying spree...

    Dad: I guess it's nice to know that I'm capable of it. :)

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  5. One of the used bookstores in The Noog is having a 20% off sale. Anything you want me to get you? ;)

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  6. Don't forget Mom wants to go to Powell's when you come out for Thanksgiving :)

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  7. Oh, believe me, I have not forgotten.

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