Okay. So it's raining, and I'm taking a break from revising my new memoir, Showoff, by trying to rid myself of what I have long realized are too many books!
It's more of a problem than I realized, because, of course, I love books. Especially my books, all of which are old friends. How can I get rid of old friends?
Nevertheless, it must be done. I need to do some serious cleaning, in a—so far—vain attempt to de-clutter my life. All of this extraneous stuff just kind of sneaked up on me while I wasn't looking.
But oh my. I can give away clothes, objects d' art, even plants, but my books are part of my life, and I can't seem to let them go. Yes, I give them to the Friends of the Library, but then I go to their next sale and buy more books, and I can't part with so many of the ones I have.
Surely someone out there has licked this problem. Help!
About Mary Lynn
Causes Mary Lynn Archibald Supports
Battered Women's Shelter, SPCA, Healdsburg Animal Shelter, Nature Conservancy