Day 2 (Day B?) of the Blogging from A to Z April challenge. Today’s topic: books. Specifically, how many I don’t have anymore.
Three years ago, I had thousands of books. Yes, thousands (sadly, I couldn’t find a picture of my bookshelves from back then). I worked in a bookstore in college and took advantage of my employee discount. I shopped clearance racks. I loaded up at library book sales.
And this is my bookshelf about a month ago (the bottom shelf is cookbooks):
I still love to read – and I’ve been reading a lot more voraciously this year than the past couple years – but after moving over a dozen times in a dozen years, all those books get heavy. So I’ve started relying more on the local library. I’ve lucked out because my town’s library is part of a system of probably 40 different ones in the area, and it’s super easy to go online and request any book I want, because chances are they’ll have it somewhere so that I can not only borrow it, but pick it up from whichever branch I choose.
What about you? Are you moving to ebooks? Use the library? Or trying to build your own library at home?