Sunday, June 10, 2007

weekend

Kicked off the weekend with one of my favorite parts of the summer--early release Fridays every other week. So I snuck off to see a movie (Knocked Up) and picked up some CD's at the soon-to-be-closing Virgin MegaStore. Came home and did some stamping--thank you cards for dgp orders and envelopes. Also, ordered more postcards to sell on etsy of a couple images. Saturday was spent lounging and sleeping late, and this morning at Printers Row, where I actually only came home with some letterpress numbers, and amazingly no books. Not much poetry, and none of it cheap. Even the vintage books I was looking to buy and cut up for artwork were too pricey to do it to. (I was tempted by some old Nancy Drews, but I passed..) Alot of it is that bookshelf space is increasingly at a premium. Soon, the reference books will have to go to make room for poetry. The living room shelves are already at capacity. It's dire, and yet really don't want to add another set. I already parted with my collection of theater books and plays that had been in storage at my parent' house, now donated to the Cherry Valley Public Library, about three hefty boxes worth that I collected when I was in college. Thank god poetry volumes are usually slim. I still have shelves and shelves of bargain B&N novels picked up over the years as well, most of which aren't worthy of a second read, probably why they were in the remainder bins in the first place.

3 comments:

K.A. Bell said...

Hey Kristy...was Knocked Up any good? I was thinking of seeing that...

wickedpen said...

Definitly funny, but a little long for a comedy (sort of like the 40 year old Virgin was as well), but at times hilarious and sweet..

Talia said...

I've gotten better about donating books to my local library. It isn't like they are irreplaceble if I ever wanted to read them again. I still keep quite a collection, but I've tried to become honest with myself about when I'm going to read it again (with so much that hasn't been read)and learn to share (like I'm teaching my 2 year-old to do) and not be such a hoarder.