BONUS POST! It’s that kind of day. I need to write my feelings. This is far better than eating my feelings, believe me.
I talk a lot about how I get books. I rarely buy them, but when I do I go big! I follow the instagram feed for Serpentine Books, you know, one of my favorite book stores. They posted this picture of a Folio Society colleciton of Austen’s works. If you go see the picture on the feed you will see my pledge to buy it.
So I did. Best $75 I have ever spent. I made a promise to myself (and Sabine and Cedric) that I would weed from my collection if they let me buy it. The benefit of sharing your life with typically silent pets, they never disagree or tell you no.
Yes, I bought it. Not only that, I weeded. I started with my Austen books. I removed 3 non-essential/special to me volumes from that specific collection. Then I had an aggravating day. When I went home for lunch (to walk Cedric), I got the itch to purge.
I get this itch every so often. I need to free myself of things. It typically happens when I have been watching reality shows about Hoarders. It has just been happening a lot lately. I want to purge yarn, books, clothes, and tons of other things. This has been happening at work and at home. I suspect it has to do with spring and increased energy. Connected to this is a need to re-organize everything. That does find me buying more office supplies, but this year I am working with what I already have and re-organizing.
Right now I have a crate full of books I want to take to the local book drops like Free Little Library and the remaining Bus Stop Book boxes. I feel lighter now that I have done this too!
Yes, it does mean there may be one additional give away because I removed the book from my TBR shelf.
I am going to take advantage of this need to purge and keep going. Maybe there are books in the permanent collection that can be weeded too.