I own, it must be said, a fair number of books. I’ve owned a fair number of books for a very long time. However, for the past 3 years, the vast majority of those books have been sitting in boxes, gathering dust, feeling unloved. The reason is that despite having a lot of books, I have very little shelf-space. Mostly, this is due to the fact that apartments don’t have nearly enough wallspace to accomodate a lot of shelves. In my previous apartment, this was countered by the availability of a large storage space, so I didn’t have to think about it at all. However, in my current abode, which, given that I’ve now got Liam, is likely to be my abode for some time to come, I don’t have any storage. Well, I have one closet at the top of the stairs, but that’s really about it. And as a result, I have boxes of books stashed pretty much everywhere – in the storage closet, in the linen closet, in Liam’s closet and under our bed.
So, without further ado, I’m going to get rid of my books. Any of my fair readers who wish to come and take first pick, please let me know. I think I’m going to inventory them this weekend, so that I know what I’m getting rid of (and to save any that I just can’t bear to part with), and, if I digitize them, will post them here. Also, I’m looking for suggestions on where to give the books to. We’ll give some to the library at Children’s Hospital, where Leah volunteers, but if you have any other good suggestions, please let me know. The books run the gamut, from textbooks, to classics, to sci-fi, to reference books, and probably the odd magazine.