There is something about opening up a novel and getting lost in the story that I love. Realistically, I read more children’s books than anything these days. Thanks to my love of books, gifts and a donation of an entire kindergarten classroom worth of books from a family member we are the proud owners of hundreds of kids books. Last year I sold over sixty Nora Roberts romance novels when I figured out that the house was no longer big enough to fit almost all the books Nora Roberts ever wrote. I sold them all for $30 to a woman who appreciated my collection. It’s taken me since then to decide to let go of my other novels… to a point. My twenty J.D. Robb books plus some Dexter and Shopaholic books are leaving in the next goodwill box. I will be keeping the Twilight novels that my mom gave me when I was on maternity leave. I asked to read them and fell in love. “The Brief Life of Bree Tanner” novella was added and isn’t going anywhere either. They fit nicely in my nightstand. It originally was a smoking cabinet but my grandparents used it to store tp in their bathroom when I was young.
Peter Walsh, from “Clean Sweep”, always says that we need to create limits. My new personal novel limit will be ten. The freedom will be mine to buy, sell, borrow etc… any books I wish within the set amount. Limiting myself will allow us to have a little more space in our home. I will, eventually, have to reduce my non-fiction, including my hoard of cookbooks, the horror!
How many cookbooks do you think a family should own?