It has been a productive month. From the purging I was doing in the garage and on my bookshelves, to the changes to my interiors.
The little table/chest you see above, with the large and colorful bowl, is an entry way of sorts. Yes, I have an official entry way, with the hall tree, etc., at the front door. (Below).
But this is my entry way, since I enter my home through the kitchen door, from the garage. Here I deposit my keys…and as you can tell, perhaps, there are other assorted things, like a watch and some rings, etc. Just in case I want to pick up any of them when I leave the house.
The little table is next to my Baker’s Rack, where I have numerous collections, including the books I have written (top shelf).
There is also a box behind the candle on the table, with a memo pad…where I can create a to-do list. All of this is geared toward organizing my life. After the purge, and before further purging. Yes, there will be more.
One of my changes recently is tossing the ARCs almost as soon as I finish them. Unless, for some reason, I hang onto them, just in case I want a reread. Some of them have been that good.
But silly me…I know that rereading is not likely. Why? Too many books still unread, that’s why.
My daughter is reorganizing her space, too, having moved into the home previously occupied by my youngest son. She is hauling stuff away from the garage. I might take advantage of her trailer and haul some things away too.
We have to be ruthless, sometimes, and definitely not sentimental, when purging. Can I do it? Or will I procrastinate, telling myself that it is not time to toss out this or that?
Meanwhile, I keep adding review books to my stacks, knowing that they will complicate my efforts. But as long as I stick to my plan to toss out whatever I can, perhaps we will be okay.
New books coming into my house this week: The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah.
Another Night, Another Day, by Sarah Rayner
Even as I plan for eliminating some of my books from my interiors, I luxuriate in the comfort of having them close by. And being surrounded by books will always be something I enjoy….until some of them must go away.
Do you have plans for your books when you add them to your home? Do they stay on your shelves a while? Or are they gone almost as quickly as they come?