So after more than a year of adamantly denying that there could be much of anything good about kindle, I have just discovered that I was wrong. Well, I don’t like that word. I was not a hundred percent totally and completely right. I was a bit wrong, a little–but just.
We closed down a bookstore we had been running for the last couple years. The economy slowed and I didn’t see much point in keeping it going when the sales were down. So, long story short. We just went through and sorted all the books into piles. The sci-fi and fantasy titles we are hanging onto so they can be sold at conventions (more like because I am to geeky to part with them.) The classics I kept a lot of for my ever expanding personal collection. The kids books found their home with the children.
The rest of the books will be donated here and there. Roughly there were about 10,000 titles to sort through. At first it was kind of fun. Getting to go through piles of books I hadn’t paid much attention to for a while was like visiting an old friend or rather a lot of old friends. Then after twenty or so times of filling up a heavy box, lifting said heavy box and loading stupid heavy box to new location, unloading heavy box only to have to rearrange setup to make everything fit…I now have new respect for kindle. Got ten thousand books on Kindle? Still weighs in at less than one pound.
Got ten thousand books in real life? I lost more than a pound.
So there you have it folks. My well thank you Captain Obvious moment of the week.
There are worse things than being surrounded by books. Like having to part with them. Do well in life my darlings……