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See, now that’s the kind of personal library I am hoping to have one day. That’s just awesome :)
You’re back! (No pun intended) :-) Are there really men like this guy on the video? Are they truly called men? :-) This guy’s a wimp.
You said you don’t know what “ruth” is? I think you can find her somewhere in your teeth, living in some canal. :-)
Nice to know you’re better. When you do feel 100%, that whole bit about the game, the crack in your back, and getting in and out of that extremely low sports car like a octogenarian would give you a good laugh. :-)
Be careful about the books, there’s so much to do from the looks of it and it could be backbreaking!
You can sell some, donate the others. There might be a budding artist out there who could find great uses for these, I’m sure.
The book cover looks really good. I’m certain it will make waves. –Durano, done!
I thinck you book are better evry day.
i was in Paris for a wild and i buy some paper.
i don’t know why but they are all red, geen and gold, and is not cristmas paper.
hope you better!
Isca99 – I keep books I have read to read again but rarely do because I buy new ones – and I buy new ones faster than I can read them. I’m a disaster area!
Durano – yes, I have two sons and ‘Man Flu’ does indeed seem to be much worse the the female variety – what we call a cold!
‘ruth’ – ha! ha! very good – I just looked it up and it means ‘pity, remorse so being ‘ruthless’ makes sense now….
As for the books, I find it so hard to decide what I don’t want to keep and end up keeping them all – hopeless :-(
Glad you like the book.
Clara – nice to hear from you again :-)
Your puppy is gorgeous and I just love your new Valentine’s book. What a clever idea! I may have to copy that at some point! Glad you enjoyed Paris….
Funny video! I need one of those bells, because I’m sure it would taste good when it was shoved down my mouth if I used it :)
I really like this book because I really like the original print. Very cool.
Also, that is a lot of books. Have you heard of bookmooch? You might be able to get rid of a few books that way.
I don’t envy you the task of sorting through your books. I did the same last year, and it was hard. How to decide which ones to get rid of, which to keep, it’s a difficult decision. I’ve limited myself to one half of my built-in bookshelves. They’re probably 8 feet high and 4 feet wide. It seemed like a big space when I began, but now I’m having trouble keeping my collection pared down.
Your Japanese book is beautiful! If I could, I would only use Japanese paper!
SW – your wife seems to do a very good job of looking after you when you are ill. And I’m sure you were genuinely ill (it certainly sounded like it from your description) :-(
Glad you are on the mend now…
There is a second hand book shop for the text books and LOTS of charity shops in the town where I live – it’s just getting them there that’s a problem. Heavy books, bad back, stupid car – does not compute… :-)
AmyH – so much for being ruthless. I have been through and ended up with a pile of about a dozen books. Hopeless. I can think of a good argument for keeping everyone of all the rest.
When I had my book shelves built, I thought I had more than enough space but I have overflowed and they are all over the house. Madness. Perhaps I should open as a lending library…. :-)
Have a great trip!
I’m sorry to hear about your back pain! I missed the original post. Hope you’ll be 100% and whacking those tennis balls again soon.
I love Hokusai art; what a gorgeous book you’ve made!
And I totally agree with what Icsa99 said, I’d love to have that kind of library…I’m so envious of your shelf space. :)
I am the same. I keep all my books, and prefer to buy, rather than borrow (thank god for ebay!) I am slowly working on my collection but I have a very…..very long way to go before I get where you are.
You should be proud of that collection! :)
what an avalanche of books Diane!!!
I wouldn’t be able to give any …not one ….away !!
your wave book looks great …and that wave has always been a favourite…
Lol…the man flu… I hear is a strain of flu that can become worse with too much sympathy and coddling :)
Teresa – back is slowly getting better, had to miss tennis this morning though:(
It’s not the shelves that is the problem is the number of books on them…. :)
Isca99 – I’m really horrible about my books – I lend them to friends but HATE it if they forget to give them back – especially if it’s a favourite! I have bought ‘A Fine Balance’ by Rohinton Mistry six times now as I have given it to friends and it hasn’t come back :)
Kim – I agree, I have been through the collection, determined to lose any I know I won’t read again or didn’t enjoy and have found about 20 books – including about six old cookery books It pathetic, I just can’t bear to part with them :)
Man Flu? I would make a terrible nurse – I start out with the best of intentions and just become too impatient – no sympathy from me I’m afraid :-)
BEAUTIFUL BOOK!! I love the design of the cover. And what mounds of literature you have kept in your home. I shudder to think of what is happening to the books I am storing in my attic. I oughtta sort and sift. Attic weather can’t be good for them….
I would have to store my overflow in the garage, and I know it would get damp and mouldy, so it has to stay in the house.
Maybe I should move into the garage and let the books take over the house :-)
Glad you like the book!
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I know what you are going through here. I am a book fanatic. Even if I don’t read them. I simply have always loved books.
A few years ago I simply had to sort and get rid of some also. It was very hard to do. I found myself putting a book in the give away box and then changing my mind and taking it back out.
After a few days I did manage to part with several boxes which I donated to our local Library.
Good Luck!! It’s definitely not an easy task!!
Franco – glad you enjoyed my blog. I certainly enjoy reading yours – drop in any time!
Jackie – it’s a terrible task, I have got as far as piling them on the floor – but as I have a bad back at the moment, I need my son to come home to carry them downstairs for me, if he doesn’t come home soon, they will be all back on the shelf :-)
Oh no, well let’s hope he will arrive soon. I just droped back by to grab your addy. simply had to add a link and also favor this lovely blog!!
Have a simply marvelous day. I hope you get some good shots!!
That is a marvellous library you have there. I notice we share some of the same books in our collections as well. We can be book buddies. HUZZAH!
I would be honoured to be your book buddy. Do I get to visit the library wing at your residence on the Likely Estate? I promise to wear gloves…..
I need to call 999 next time I’m sick. I had no idea they would respond! :D
Pete – they come in special vehicles called manbulances…..