5 January 2008
I found this blog post by doing a picture search on google, for what I can’t quite remember, but the post caught my eye. I didn’t find the picture I was looking for, but I did find a thought that struck me as necessary. I need to weed out some books from my bookshelves.
My first thought was about these books that mister McEvoy was holding on to, I have not heard of them, and they must be good books if they are on his list of books to never get rid of. Of course I have attachments to different kinds of books, so maybe they will not be my cup of tea, but certainly I am interested in what other people consider essential reads and why.
So what books will I be weeding now that it’s on my mind? Hmm.. Tech manuals from 6 years ago, I guess those are the first to go. I don’t suppose I need to have books about how to use dreamweaver version 5 any longer, nor do I need the boxes and manuals for quicken 98. I look at these shelves and wonder why I have had these things taking up space for so long. I guess part of it is laziness and out of sight out of mind, but I also think that looking at my bookshelves takes me back to where I came from, where I was and the progression of how I have gotten to where I am today.
Of course I could just take some pictures of the bookshelves and make a through the years digital scrapbook I suppose, that would give a way to look back and clear out some shelf space and clutter. Hmm. perhaps a new way for people to take care of their emotional attachments with digital flickr and clear space for better feng shui. There’s a concept.
Now, what books could I never get rid of? Hmm.. the picture books from around the world, the sex books that I have enjoyed. Reference books like the prescription for nutritional healing. I may have to use that new web cam book inventory thing (or is it web cam bar code scanner?) that I saw on Amazon for this list.