Books

Rediscovering Books

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In one of my earlier posts about how I’m spending my stay-at-home time (see Making Lemonade), I mentioned that I was planning to tackle the unread books on my bookshelves, after more than seven years as the satisfied owner of an e-reader. Books mainly make their way into my home when my clients are disposing of them and I ask if I can have them. Usually it’s a book that I have been wanting to read or that I have been curious about….

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Life in the Time of Corona

Another week has gone by, and there is still no clear end in sight for our self-quarantine. I’ve made slow but steady progress on my photo project, giving descriptive names to the photos that I had digitized in recent years. I’m now past the halfway point (I’m on roll 112 out of 200). We’re still chuckling at the amusing photos from when our daughter was small. I’ve also made progress on the books that have been sitting on my shelves…

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Making Lemonade

We were hoping that things would go back to normal in a few weeks. Now it’s clear that this crazy new way of life will be measured in months, not weeks. Last week I exhorted you to take care of those projects that you have been putting off. Let me tell you what I’ve been up to, in the hope that it will inspire you. Photo Project After finishing my 2019 photo album last week, I got started on a long…

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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

You know that item that you bought a long time ago but you never used it and now it just clutters up your closet?  Yeah, that one. We had a closet full of those.  Well, not a whole closet.  But what we had was bulky, so it seemed like it. A few weeks ago, I decided that the large unused items had to go, and  I made some plans for them.  One item, a full-sized piano keyboard which connects to…

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In Praise of E-Readers

In many ways, I am very tech-savvy, but in other ways, I’m an old-fashioned girl. So when e-readers came out a few years ago, I was not the least bit interested.  I love books.  I love the look of them and the feel of them.   I love bookstores and libraries.  The idea of reading a book on a skinny, slick device did not appeal to me. But over time, I found that I was not reading that much, even though I…

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