One of my coveted items is books. I read a lot. I always have. Beginning in elementary school I always had a library card, I received books as presents and then as an adult I progressed to purchasing my own books.
My shelves are filled with books that I love to look at, remember, read again, and sigh over. Some reference books provide invaluable daily use. Our shelves are filled with everything from novels to gardening, plays, philosophy, furniture design, and house repair.
The first time we purged of our household pre-move it was mostly novels that were dispatched. But there were several more purges after that first one and each one got harder. When push came to shove and the truck was full there were still boxes of books that needed to be culled. I had to say goodbye.
|You can't move to Prince Edward Island and not keep a collection of Anne books|
Garden books were kept with the promise of my very own garden to come.
I whittled away until only a box or two was left behind. Even so when we moved into this house it took no time to fill the existing shelving.
Now books are piled in every available corner.
and on every surface
My love borders on addiction some days. I've re-purchased books that I used to own, taken bags of books from second hand sales and keep adding to the stacks. Unfortunately I don't read as fast or as much as I would like. So those stacks seem to consistently increase. I see a lot more bookshelves in our future.
If you had to move and could take only a few of your most treasured books with you, what titles would you choose?