I’ve long lost count of the number of books I have in my personal library. I think it’s about 2000, but I’m not sure.
That’s because large chunks of the collection are sitting in tubs in the shed, waiting for shelf space. And the rest of it is rammed, in virtually any order, into available shelving.
Needless to say, it’s faster for me to jump on the computer and check out Google Books or Project Gutenberg than it is to find a copy of something I know I have somewhere in the collection.
So the other day I decided to fix the problem. Maybe even put the non-fiction into Dewey order.
I was like, YEAH, I’m gonna do this thing. I’m gonna pull out all the tubs from the shed and find those Heinleins, and get ‘em into the shelf alongside Hemingway and sort out all my Tolkien meta-books and get them into one place and DEAL to the non-fiction history collection, and put my rare/historic books into order and – and –
I got one shelf done before I ran out of steam…
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