Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Bountiful Books

This December I'm participating in An Advent of Gratitude to help remind me of the gifts I already have, what I often take for granted, and what I can and should be grateful for.

Today's prompt said:
If your home has more than 25 books pay $1. If more than 50, $2.
I didn't even bother to count, but instantly added two dollars to my total. Even though (thanks to a mold issue in the basement that caused us to do a purge) we have far fewer books than we used to, there's still more than 50 on the shelves. 

And I'm happy to pay money for the privilege of having them.

Five years ago today: On The Case


  1. I'm sure there are over 50 books in this house, but on Thursday there will be fewer as that's the day I see my friend with whom I share the books I have just finished reading. There are close to 20 books that I've read since August when I gave her the last stack. I told her it would be my Christmas present, and she said she would buy lunch.

    1. That sounds like a great way to recycle your reading material. And a great way to celebrate a friendship.

  2. Thank you for once again making me truly appreciate how lucky I am, Kathy. I'm also surrounded by books.

  3. I donated all my books to the library two years ago, when I moved. Hundreds and hundreds. They are gone, but I'll claim two dollars anyway. $37 now.