Saturday, August 25, 2018
Books and More Books
This has been a day for selecting books to be donated to my favorite family used bookstore. It is a sometimes reckless process and I have, on occasion, found myself buying back books I once gave away.
But the sorting is necessary and there is plenty of second-guessing. [I just retrieved The Psychology of Dictatorship from a stack. That was a close call.]
Finding books that had been forgotten is one of the small joys. The really old books can be very hard to let go. They often have signatures of departed loved ones and so deserve special protection particularly if there is also some eccentric aspect tied to a personality. [Did she really study Latin? Why did he have that book on mining?]
The dining room table is the current holding area and it is getting filled.
Time well spent.
Posted by Michael Wade at 4:18 PM