Posted on | January 29, 2013 | No Comments
The Farmer in the Dell of Books
Jennifer’s Book Farm – here a book, there a book, everywhere a book book.
In one of those great organizational days with Brandie Kajino as an accountability partner, I decided that something simply had to be done about my books. If you love books as much as I do, then you surely know what I mean.
It is a genetic condition and I cannot let books or sheet music leave the house. It is an eclectic collection and well, I never know when I might want to reread them. As much as I appreciate Kindle, there is much pleasure in holding a book, the cover, the paper, the text, the print and the authors’ expressions. It’s called pride in possessions.
My book world was messy with books tucked in any space available. Sometimes I couldn’t find a reference book that I was positive I’d purchased. Ethan Harris remarked that he was cataloging his boxes of books (thousands of books) using a scanner and software. With Brandie’s and his encouragement, the project began.
“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
Of cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings.”
Through the Looking Glass
The time has come to organize my books. Tomorrow, I’ll tell you how I cataloged my first 425 books and share with you the joy of a well-organized book collection. Christmas gifts of Barnes & Noble gift cards are ready for new tea books.
Are you an avid reader, too? Have you counted your books lately? Loaned a book? Have a collection of tea books? What’s your favorite?