Sunday, September 24, 2017

My Shhhhhhhedule Isn't Working Out Too Well.

It's been over a month since I was here.
And that makes no sense because I love it here.
So much.

One thing that's definitely happened is that school started back, one kid moved to Montana, another kid moved back home from Key West, we bought a house and moved, we prepped our house to sell and put it on the market...

Ok, that was more than just one thing.
And I already forgive myself.

I'm a little in mourning.
Somehow someway we bought a house with no bookshelves.
How the heck did I do that?

The buying and selling of our houses happened pretty quickly so I didn't have time to ponder the absence of bookshelves very much...but I've mentioned here more than once how many books I own. 

What the heck was I supposed to do with boxes and boxes and boxes of books and no place to put them?
Y'all, I gave a lot of books to the library.
I really did.
It was hard at first, but you should have seen the look on the small town librarian's face when I showed up with my boxes.  She was so thankful for the collection I had amassed, and that made me feel very much like I was doing the right thing.

As much as I like actual books...and there are some I'm not sure I will ever be able to give away...I do get the idea that there are going to be some books on my shelves that are TBR leftovers or books I read and even liked but don't remember one thing about.
Why in the world would I keep those if someone else might could read them and enjoy?

I'm even thinking that I might update my Kindle and start reading more books there.  The newer Kindles do allow the reader to see the book covers...and I'm a book cover freak.
I can also borrow more from my library.
Imagine that.
Maybe my library patronage would also help the libraries stay relevant.
I cannot even imagine a world without libraries.
I can't imagine it, y'all.

I can still buy books if I want, but then I can donate those right along to the library when I'm done.
It will help my budget too...if I have nowhere to put books, I can't buy stacks of them and store them on shelves.
Does that even make sense?

I have no idea, but it's what I'm telling myself right now.



  1. I have owned Kindles ever since they came out and I think I have purchased a total of five books. I get all of my books from the library through Overdrive or the publishers send them directly to my Kindle. This works our great for me. And I do miss the covers in that me holding a book at lunch always opens the door for discussion but not so much with my Kindle. Anyway, you can always add built-in shelves can't you?

    1. I've actually thought about built in shelves in my dining some point...kinda like a library/dining room, but I don't know. That may sound weird ;P It feels good in a way to let some of them go. I'm not a re-reader at all so it really doesn't make sense to keep them. It always amazes me how much I can get for free and via the library straight to my Kindle! :)