― Diane Duane, So You Want to Be a Wizard
I am hiding. Arthur is busily packing drawers, and I can't look at another box today. We never know how much we own until we start to transport it. I have to decide what to throw away, what to put in storage for a year and what to bring with to my sister's house. Aghhhhh.
This leads me to say, once again, THANK GOODNESS that I live in the era of the ebook. I will bring no hard cover or paperback books to Allan and Judy's house. There will be no actual paper magazines cluttering their lovely new home. I will feel no guilt bringing my five magazine subscriptions (digital) and approximately 1000 book digital library. I do understand the people who extol the feel of a book in their hands. I understand those who need the smell of paper. Really I do! Tell me about all that again though, after you have tried to move. I had a library in my former home, and it housed over 1600 books. When we downsized to the house I currently live in, the library didn't make the cut. I ended up donating 1200 books to hospices around town and then packed up my "favorite" 400 to stuff in various nooks and crannies in my new home. This time it is different. I put about 25 books in storage and Arthur and I will bring our Kindles and our IPads and read away our year.
Speaking of reading, I really enjoyed Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke. I don't know why his books weren't generally the ones I reached for, but that is going to change. I enjoyed the story and loved getting to know his characters. I also enjoyed spending time with Kendra Michaels, the protagonist in Iris and Roy Johansen's latest novel, Sight Unseen. This is the second in the series, and I can't wait to read the first. Gotta love a good mother/son team.
Oh well, much as I would prefer spending time writing, my drawers are calling me. Maybe I can sneak away a little later for a hot shower and time with the Keith Raffel advance copy, Temple Mount, that I am loving.
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