How many books do you own? I used to have shelves and shelves of them (and to move them, to quote David Sedaris, was like “moving a small doghouse.” Heavy! Dusty! Old! I miss them sometimes, a few in particular, but instead of sorting through them, which I knew would lead to serious regret problems, I had them hauled away in one fell swoop and quite frankly, I’m glad I did. It’s streamlined now at Chez Deer, I have my ipad (with Overdrive ya’ll, my favorite app of all time). Sick of paying for Kindle books? With Overdrive, all you need is a library card and you can check out all the books (including new releases) that you want. I read about 3-4 books per week and this has saved me. Just search it on your ipad, easy peasy. But I do sometimes still look back with regret on the lack of bookshelves in my house (I’m an English major btw), but now I just enjoy viewing book collections from afar.
These are some of my latest faves, and I’m loving the card catalog as storage chest!