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09 June 2015 @ 06:35 pm
books, boxes, beer  

Okay, there’s no beer, but it was alliterative.

I have now packed almost all of the downstairs books. There’s a handful of gaming books left over and the few things we’re keeping out another week or two before we move.

There are 41 boxes of books.

41boxes

Now I’m out of boxes (again), but I have not yet packed the upstairs books. There are another, I don’t know, 5-10 boxes worth up there/left downstairs, I’d say.

I mean, to be TOTALLY fair, I’ve been packing the graphic novels and gaming stuff with towels and linens and things so that people of normal strength (ie, me) can lift the fecking things without herniating themselves. But I’d have to pack those anyway, and at least the fecking things can be lifted without herniating myself. :p

We have roughly equal quantities of books, graphic novels, and gaming material. I need to learn to read comics on a screen, because OMFG. I had grim intentions of culling more of the GNs, but then it turned out I wanted to re-read quite a few of them before making that decision (which, actually, is pretty much the definition of how I decide if something’s cullable, so that’s okay then), but aghghglglhgl. So. Many. Books.

*sigh* The next stage is going through all the random paperwork that was previously hiding on all those shelves, and ditch as much of it as is humanly possible. And get more book boxes. And pack the upstairs books, and then go through all THAT random paperwork. And…yeah, no. That’s too much to think about already. :p

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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TuftEars: Wynxtuftears on June 9th, 2015 05:37 pm (UTC)
These 'Eason' boxes look *perfect* for moving books!
kitmizkit on June 9th, 2015 06:34 pm (UTC)
Eason is in fact a bookstore! :)
Karenklwilliams on June 9th, 2015 06:30 pm (UTC)
Chaz had almost three times that many boxes of books when he moved to America. And he left two thirds of his collection in England. I feel for you. Moving boxes of books is a pain, but leaving them behind would be worse.
kitmizkit on June 9th, 2015 06:35 pm (UTC)
We got rid of literally thousands of books before we left, and I have become vicious about not keeping things that won't be re-read. And oh, fuck, I forgot to include the cookbooks in what needs packing. I always forget the cookbooks...
Randomnessr_ness on June 9th, 2015 07:49 pm (UTC)
Wow.

Best of luck with your move!
kitmizkit on June 9th, 2015 09:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you. We'll be able to put you up in style next time you visit! :)
Alix (Tersa): Arwen Reading (tersa)tersa on June 9th, 2015 08:03 pm (UTC)
I am going to speak heresy, but there is a point where there are Too Many Books. Especially for as often as you seem forced to move. :)

50+ boxes of books is a might number. You're inspiring me to go back in and cull the ever living shit out of my dead tree library.
kitmizkit on June 9th, 2015 09:42 pm (UTC)
Cull like the wind, man. I'm sick of this, I really am. I'm not sufficiently in the habit of e-books for new reads, although I'm getting better about it. I need to learn to read comics/graphic novels on screens, so I can viciously cull the graphic novels. There's nothing I can do about the gaming stuff, so I'm reaching a stage where I've done all I can do.
desperance: lukedesperance on June 9th, 2015 08:37 pm (UTC)
...but why is there no beer? There ought to be beer. There should always be beer.
kitmizkit on June 9th, 2015 09:42 pm (UTC)
Mostly because I don't like beer. :)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on June 10th, 2015 01:23 pm (UTC)
Wine?

And at least all your books make me feel better about all my books.

Does this mean you got the house you mentioned a few blog posts ago? (The one with the acre in the middle of the city?)
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irishkateirishkate on June 12th, 2015 07:22 pm (UTC)
I want more books.

But I do need a new job to pay the mortgage or I have to use the 'spare room' to earn cash - otherwise it would become library room number 2.