Well, as I said last week, I've been cleaning out the storage facility and thought I had about 30 boxes of books stashed away. I may have overexagerated. There weren't 30. It was more like 25. And in all fairness, all the boxes were not mine. There were 6 boxes of my husbands books, so I feel much better about it.
I am being buried under a mountain of books!!! Now, some of them had been read, but when I moved three moves ago, there just wasn't going to be room on the book shelves, so anything we had already read was boxed up and stored in the basement until the landlord said all the boxes in the basement were a fire hazard and we had to get them out of there. Thus began the saga of the storage facility, which was only supposed to be for a few months at the most, but turned into 7 years.
There are quite a few books from those boxes that are part of my collection I'm keeping; like Terry Brooks, Raymond Feist. There were probably about 20 books autographed to me from the ABA in New York more than 10 years ago and I have to wonder why I got some of them at all. I guess I was just star struck. A free book? And autographed? Where do I get in line? Ah, if only I had a time machine and could go back and tell my past self the cost involved in storing books I'm never going to read.
Anyway, I have gone through all the boxes so far and have my to get rid of pile, my to keep pile, my autographed pile, my Tolkien Histories (I collected all of them except for the last one. What's up with that?), children's books for my niece and nephews as they get a little older, my maybe pile and my give away pile. Yes, that's right. I am going to brave the waters of book blog contests. More on that hopefully later this week.
But onto this week's post.
Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
That is it, though. My husband got two boxes last week and I am expecting a shipment of Viz manga this week and three t-shirts from Tee Fury which is an awesome website. There is a new t-shirt of the day, but it is only available for that day. All t-shirts cost $10.00 plus s&h. Check it out!
So without further ado, here are the pictures I have of my books from storage so far. More to come next week.