Monday, August 20, 2012

The Personal Library

I used to love having bookshelves, and planned on having a library in my house some day. I haven’t gotten there and probably never will. Already I’m on the journey, like this poster, of moving to less books.

We have bookshelves in our house that are built in. The family room is mostly full

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and our master bedroom is overflowing with books, some stacked 2 deep and 2 high.

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Even Kendall has lots

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But I rarely buy new books anymore in print. I don’t have anything against them, and I’ve actually purchased 5 or 6 this year, but that pales in comparison with the 30 or so digital copies I’ve bought. I actually am thinking of how Tia and I can get by with less, maybe travel around in a camper/trailer sometime with a laptop, a Kindle, and a few changes of clothes (and my cast iron cookware), living a more simple life.

I love books, but I mostly love them for the content. I will still get some books in print, and I am using the library more, but the majority of what I‘ll read will be digital from now on.

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