Well, people, it’s that time of the year — the semi-annual Ridgefield Friends of the Library Book sale in about two weeks. Now you might wonder, after all I’ve written about the masses of books in my house, how I could even entertain the idea about buying more (don’t tell — I bought a book today, full price). Especially after John pointed out for the umptieth time that no one else decorates their hallway with piles of books (that would be my to-be-read pile, mentioned in a previous post), and just when did I think I’d get to read them all (probably never, but I can’t take that chance).
I actually think I’ve shown admirable restraint. There were two other Friends’ sponsored book sales in nearby towns within the last month which I did NOT go to. And I sent a box of books to a neighbor in Maine, as well as donated two boxes to our library. Isn’t that enough?
You might ask, with a sky high to-be-read pile, as well as research books to pore over, and my own novels to write, what on earth could I need or want to read? Well, more suspense, for one thing; new authors I could fall in love with, biographies, diaries, grandson-oriented books — there’s no dearth of things that interest me. Plus all that benefits my library and the Friends, for whom I was recording secretary for several years.
So of course I have to go to the Book Sale. And buy. Generously. I’ll find room. I can always squeeze in another book I’m sure nobody will notice another half dozen books on the hallway pile.
Anyway, it’s my pleasure. Really.
Can you resist a book sale? Does your husband have feelings about your stockpile of books? Did you notice I never mentioned Kindle?
Thea Devine is currently working on a contemporary erotic romance. She will be speaking at the NJRWA Put Your Heart In A Book Conference this weekend.