Monday, September 26, 2011

On loving books and needing to eat

Today's 100 words:

I love my books and don't part with them easily. Even if I didn't particularly enjoy some of them, I still want to own them and often wish I had every book I'd ever read. What an amazing chronicle of my life that would be, to see all of my books from infancy through old age, all bearing testament to the kind of person I was at each stage: the things I enjoyed reading about, my favorite authors, the way my reading tastes changed...

(In graduate school, I sold The English Patient so I could buy lunch.)


  1. I now part readily with books I disliked; I have a shelf full of books ready for donation, when I get around to my next Goodwill trip. As for the books I like? I'm hopeful that, unlike my college and law school days, I'll be able to keep all of these ones, instead of trading them in (like you) for lunch, rent or other bills.

  2. Deb: Sadly, I think I need to part with more books, even the ones I like. We're running out of space in this tiny house, and I don't forsee a move anytime soon. So sad. It's kinda like giving away my kids--well, not really, but you get the point. ;)