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— Sara Yasin ???? (@sarayasin) January 7, 2019
IT’S NOT HOARDING IF IT’S BOOKS —
Reminds me of the phrase, used by knitters, to describe the size of their stores of yarn. It’s STABLE: Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy.
— Mueller Please Hurry (@anneowenphd) January 10, 2019
Around this time last year — or maybe it was 2017? — I started plowing through my alphabetically-ordered fiction shelves, determined to get rid of books I’d never read again in this lifetime. So far, I’m working roughly in the F to H zone. Always been my rule not to keep books I read that I *didn’t* intend to read again, but our new Internet Shopping Age means I no longer have to worry that the battered paperback I found in a (now long defunct) secondhand bookstore is the last copy of that novel I’ll ever see.
So I’ve donated a couple of shopping bags of books to the local library sales… but I’ve added almost as many new volumes, filling the gaps among my favorite authors. Although it’s a little depressing to realize I can now collect the complete Robert Barnard / Nina Bawden / E.X. Ferrars… if you other Olds know what I mean, and I think you do.