How many books can a bookchuck chuck if a bookchuck…

too many books illustration. Mark Fearing

too many books illustration. Mark Fearing

Here’s an update on my book-letting. Two months ago I wrote about my need to get rid of books. That perhaps being buried alive by books in my studio isn’t the way I want to go…though honestly, it’s not a bad way all things being equal.

And now for some blog-honesty…I haven’t gotten rid of one single book.

I tried. We had visitors for Thanksgiving and I tried to talk them into taking some books with them to read on the way home. But they already had plenty of books.

It gets worse…I recently purchased three new books and my bet is the Holidays will see me get at least one or two or three or more. So I am losing the ‘war on books’. I may never move from this house. I don’t have the energy to box-up all these books…

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One Response to How many books can a bookchuck chuck if a bookchuck…

  1. Bridget says:

    I feel the pain of which you speak. I’ve gotten rid of books in the past few years, yes. But more need to go. A trip to Powell’s for a store credit is in order. I even put a moratorium on books for my girls. Might be a “parenting fail” in many people’s eyes but I just point them to the library. At least those “go away” by a certain date.

    Keep tryin’ to a-chuck, Mark!

    PS An e-reader has also helped immensely for any book that I don’t care about “holding.”

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