Saturday, July 22, 2017
Five Minute Friday: "Collect"
My most prized collection is my book collection. At one time it was huge, but a "temporary poverty," as Louisa May Alcott would say, forced me to sell many of my favorite volumes. After I got on my feet again (and again), I promised myself that no matter what, I wouldn't give up my library again.
I've been very frugal in my book purchasing; canvasing library book sales, thrift stores, yard sales, used books on Amazon, and bargain book sections in stores like Ollie's and Dollar General. The collection isn't as large as before, but it is growing.
Now that I'm making yet another move, I've been paring things down; tossing, selling, and giving away items that won't fit in my Honda Accord. However, my book collection remains.
Why? Books are like friends to me. I have nothing against e-books, of which I have a growing collection of bargain books and free classics, however, paper books are tangible, they are comforting, they are familiar. They just "fit." Reading a brand new one is like making a new friend. Cracking open a familiar tome is like reminiscing with a long time "bosom" friend (yes, I like Anne of Green Gables too).
So, as I embark on my new adventure in just three short weeks (eek!), know that along with my essentials, the trunk of my car will be crammed full of my book collection--hopefully, to soon find a home.
Prompts provided by Mrs. Kate over at Five Minute Friday.