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MarthaJeanne's discards from 2020

Dic 30, 2019, 5:29 pm

Starting a new thread for the new year.

Gen 1, 2020, 9:12 pm

Good luck and good hunting!

Modificato: Gen 9, 2020, 12:25 pm

1 The iron ring
2 Rowan Hood
3 Don't stand where the comet is assumed to strike oil
4 Frankenstein
5 Bunt bunt bunt

And one of the boys Macbeth text from high school went into the paper recycling.

Modificato: Gen 12, 2020, 3:50 pm

When we were at the art store yesterday I saw a book I wanted, but I checked and saw that I had owned it and decided to give it to a local school. But I haven't been there in over a year. The bag for them is quite full. Guess what! Now it's a little less full. I may not keep it long, but it is good for a current project.

StoffDruck Hmmm. They work differently from the other sources I've looked at. What I did today was not totally satisfactory. I have a few ideas of how to improve. May try this way of getting the ink on the stamp, too.

Anyway, this is an undiscard.

Modificato: Gen 31, 2020, 5:49 pm

Quick! three more

8 Cabaret Clerikal was never entered. (Also I don't think ever read.)

9 The nun's story Falling apart too much to be readable.

10 The Book of Abraham I don't remember this at all, and the reviews are not encouraging.

Modificato: Feb 4, 2020, 4:49 am

Two books by Don Aslett

3 Ask me another, Watts This is about religious education, and the back cover informs me that it is 'thoroughly up to date'. In 1967.

None entered, not going to read.

Modificato: Feb 10, 2020, 6:08 am

4 How modern should theology be? Probably more modern than this.

5 Alpenländische Weihnacht

6 On being the Church in the world

These are all just going into paper recycling. I did remove the illustrations from the Christmas book. Ruth, I'm sticking them in an envelope for you.

Feb 10, 2020, 6:24 am


You're making good use of the winter months.
Some of those 60s-70s religion books are painful, eh?

You tossed a Dilbert!?

Modificato: Feb 10, 2020, 7:07 am

"You tossed a Dilbert!?"

Yes, and didn't even ask Jerry if he agreed. It was falling apart. These were actually our youngest son's, who had picked them up used. The ones that are holding together can have shelf space, even though nobody ever opens them. But that one was a mess.

There is even a note inside On Being the Church in the World from 2003 that it was still worth reading. I checked one chapter - one on racism - You know the most painful thing about some of the writings from back then is that the authors really expected that writing about these issues was going to change things. At the same time with a big plank in his own eye. How can you write about changing racism as another privileged white male bishop? The Church of England now has a black archbishop and a few female bishops, but back then the clergy was very white male. And that was not one of Robinson's issues. His chapter did not end with a call to start training and ordaining other sorts of people. He had written that racism was unChristian. That was enough.

I've been thinking again about a case I read about - probably from that era. A parish was changing from white, middle class to more diverse. Problem, that even the parish church has become aware of, was that the new diverse neighbours weren't coming into the church. So they hired a consultant to help them attract new members. He immediately asked them about their parish logo. They explained proudly that it expressed the way they all supported each other, and should also be a sign that they would give new members the same support. The consultant had to explain to them that four clasped hands, all white, all wearing cuffed sleeves, expressed that white middle class males support each other and don't let anyone else in. My dear Scottish housemother used to quote Robert Burns a lot.
O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
An' foolish notion: To a Louse

Modificato: Feb 29, 2020, 5:28 pm

I'm discarding the books I own by Diana Gabaldon
They are good, but I'd rather read something new than reread them.

I haven't actually found the books yet, but this applies to

Cross stitch
Dragonfly in amber
Drums of autumn (marked as missing)
A breath of snow and ashes
Lord John and the private matter
An echo in the bone

Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade needs to be read first. But the other six count for February.

Mar 1, 2020, 8:29 am

>11 MarthaJeanne: Five found and in the bag. The two Lord Johns will follow.

Mar 5, 2020, 3:21 pm

1) Gran cocina latina went with us to our favourite Latin American restaurant tonight. Our hosts were delighted to get it, and I am relieved to have found a good home for it. Much too specialized for me.

Mar 5, 2020, 3:24 pm

>13 MarthaJeanne: enjoyed your review.

Modificato: Mar 5, 2020, 5:31 pm

>15 MarthaJeanne: There's a picture of the empanada in my member gallery.

Modificato: Mar 15, 2020, 2:37 am

I divided the stack of discarded books into two bags that are each heavy enough, but still movable. But then realized that they are stuck in the hall for who knows how long. Jerry can't take them to the UNWG as long as corona restrictions exist.

Modificato: Mar 15, 2020, 6:25 am

They have just upped the restrictions again. No restaurants at all, no playgrounds, even smaller libraries closed. Not much I can do to help parents who don't know what to do with the kids. Children and seniors are not supposed to mix. But, for whatever it's worth, I have just put a big box of children's books in German and English out at the street.

I guess that takes care of March.

Mar 15, 2020, 9:44 am

I was just outside, and it looks like about half of the books are gone.

Mar 15, 2020, 12:31 pm

Sadly, that wouldn't happen in my neighborhood.

Modificato: Mar 15, 2020, 1:40 pm

Brought the box in at 6. Getting cold, dark and windy. I think about 2/3 went. I'll put them out again any day it's sunny.

No idea how well this would work normally, but parents are now faced with kids at home for weeks with nowhere to go with them. Not even playdates if you want to go to a friend's house, if you each have 2 kids and obey the 'no more than 5 people together' rule.

Our chancellor is a young man with no children. I don't think he has any idea how unrealistic his rules are for families. Getting the kids out of the house for a few hours at least twice a week is essential for Mom's mental health. And that's if you have a house and garden. If you live in a small city apartment even more so.

Mar 15, 2020, 4:46 pm

Found more books for the box.

Mar 31, 2020, 5:03 am

Lexikon der christlichen Klöster Judging by my review, this is no great loss.

Modificato: Apr 3, 2020, 8:50 am


1) Don't know much about the Civil War

I also threw a handful of song booklets from my childhood into the paper recycling.

Modificato: Apr 10, 2020, 7:25 am

I hadn't put the box out for a while, but I put it out yesterday, and early evening my husband asked, "What are people doing out under our postbox?" Sure enough, a family was looking through it. The son chose a few Asterix books and two books on paper airplanes. The parents wanted something for their daughter to practice her English on, and decided that the whole family might enjoy reading The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins together. We had a nice chat -at distance, of course. I suspect they may come back for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I've just gone though various shelves and added 8 more books to the box. Rather a lot of craft books I'll never use again.

Apr 11, 2020, 12:29 pm

>24 MarthaJeanne: At least the two more Asterix books and the two Felting books disappeared today. This is a lovely way to get rid of books because I know they are helping someone else.

Modificato: Apr 15, 2020, 12:00 pm

The Novel

Both cases where I like the author, but not really this particular book.

There are now three bags waiting when Jerry can take them to the Women's Guild.

Apr 15, 2020, 11:49 am

>26 MarthaJeanne: That was a good story.

Apr 20, 2020, 12:22 pm

>25 MarthaJeanne: At least the new stuff went today. (Then &Now and two cross stitch kits off of magazines.) Probably some older stuff as well. What's left is looking rather thin. I still have some children's books downstairs, but not that I'm ready to give up.

Mag 11, 2020, 4:39 am

Giu 3, 2020, 4:40 am

By the way, I'm not looking for books to discard. Not until we can get of the overflowing bags in the front hall.

Giu 3, 2020, 6:14 am

I'm just building a new box wall between the living room and hall.

Modificato: Giu 5, 2020, 3:18 am

Sitting here trying to put earrings in I found myself focusing on a book that can go into the paper recycling.

Naturally only after some combining and CK work.

Becoming a stretcher bearer

Modificato: Giu 13, 2020, 7:07 am

My husband has given me permission to discard Silicon Snake Oil. I'd rather spend the space on new nature books. Apparently I never entered it. Fine. Not doing it now, either.

Modificato: Giu 16, 2020, 7:03 am

3 Kon-Tiki : across the Pacific by raft
4 Shout!

I needed to shelve a new biography.

Giu 16, 2020, 7:10 am

What discipline!

Modificato: Giu 16, 2020, 7:25 am

I'm trying to clear a few areas of floor. To do that I need space in the bookcases for books. I will not read either of those again.

Just had a thought. Bleh! I had marked Sonderlinge, Außenseiter, Femmes Fatales for discarding. It did not need shelf space. Better go get it.

Lug 6, 2020, 9:05 am

1) Iberia It's been sitting on my shelf for at least 10 years, and I really have no desire to read it.

Lug 21, 2020, 6:58 am

I still have no way of getting rid of books right now.

However, I have found three t-shirts to discard to make way for three I have bought.

Lug 24, 2020, 8:47 am

2) State of the Union, Kennedy is going in the paper recycling rather than inflict it on anybody else.

Ago 22, 2020, 3:32 pm

The city and the stars Nope, not going there.

Modificato: Ago 22, 2020, 5:55 pm

I did take three books in German to the recycling centre yesterday, exchanging them for the best things I could find. I think I raised the average quality of the selection. Considering that these were all 'read once' that is rather sad.

At least someone had gone through since I last checked things out and removed the 20 year old guide books and computer handbooks.

Ago 27, 2020, 1:57 pm

A few years ago I bought a beer advent calendar. Today we emptied the rest of the bottles and added them to our recycling collection.

Ago 27, 2020, 2:04 pm

What kinds of beers? We like to taste all kinds; but I’ve never been good at keeping a record and our impressions.

Modificato: Ago 27, 2020, 2:48 pm

This was a wild collection. Should have been fun, but I can't drink a bottle of beer a night. Right now I have almost finished a 6 pack of Ottokringer Mango Radler. Ie a half-half mixture of beer and soda. I mix it half-half with water, and might get through most of a can in an evening. But not every evening. I probably bought this early July.

Emptying the bottles was fun, because the beer was all sorts of shades.

Frastanzler s'dunkle
Dry Hopped 100% organic lager Sud 17|2
fohrenburger Kleines Dunkles
Musen kind Porter
Grieskirchner Märzen Vollbier
Hoppy Lager Stecken Pferd
Flecks IPA
Brau Schneider Helles
Rieder Kürbiskernbier

I wouldn't know where to go if I had really liked one of these and had wanted to buy more.

The pumpkinseed beer might have been bought separately, but was from the same general time frame. I've had similar things at times and quite enjoyed it.

Anyway, these and a few other old bottles are no longer using up refrigerator space.

Ago 28, 2020, 1:15 pm

Oh dear, I saw an eight-pack of craft beers today. This doesn't make for less 'stuff' lying around.

Ago 30, 2020, 9:22 am

Jerry can go into the office next week so we loaded five bags of books into the back of his car. Good to have the heap out of the hall. We are also expecting a delivery on Monday, so we have to have the hall free.

Set 20, 2020, 4:53 am

>41 MarthaJeanne: Finished one of those books. Four dukes and a devil Yes, taking that really upped the quality of the books there. One of these anthologies where you sort of hope that the next story might be better. I gave it 1 1/2 stars, but only because I did finish it. Back on a throw away pile.

Modificato: Set 20, 2020, 4:56 am

>46 MarthaJeanne: Bags of books are still in the back of the car. The shopping cart was missing from the parking garage. Jerry is going in for back surgery next week, and is really in no shape for heavy carrying.

A small pile is developing, but I really can't do serious discarding.

Set 30, 2020, 10:35 am

Kult und Kunst was certainly deserving of a better reader than me. So I tried to think of who around here I know who
1) reads German
2) at least knows something about liturgy
3) knows more about classical music than I do

I hit on a couple living quite near us. He plays piano for the Methodists, organ as a substitute in a few RC churches, (as well as being part of a French horn ensemble, collects keyboard instruments). His wife is less actively musical, but certainly goes to lots of concerts and such, and I have known her in various church capacities over several decades. He picked it up today, and I feel really good about that.

Nov 3, 2020, 4:11 am

Still no way to dispose of the books, but still getting rid of

The book of light pasta sauces

The book of fish and shellfish dishes

Nov 3, 2020, 5:26 am

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Nov 3, 2020, 5:32 am

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Modificato: Nov 7, 2020, 4:11 pm

Well, we have found a sort of solution for now.

The storage facility where we rent a unit had a fire a few weeks ago. We already knew that it was not in our wing, but we did have to go by now that it is open again to check things out. So we took all those bags of books, and they are welcome to sit there for however long as it takes for our usual place to be able to take them. The big advantages: they are not in the way there AND the unit can be reached by elevator with wheeled transport vehicles available. I would have had space here in the attic, but who wants to drag bags of discarded books up and then next year (please, please) back down again.

Of course I expect to collect more, whether or not I actually search for discards, so we may have to go back in a few months.

Modificato: Nov 10, 2020, 2:56 pm

I've cleared a few cookbooks.
1) Italian regional cooking
I've had this almost 50 years. The way I felt so sophisticated when I bought it (as a college student) just isn't enough reason to keep it any more.)

2) The good cook's companion
This one is only 40 years old. It was useful before we had the web.

3) Erlesenes aus Österreichs Küche
Again 40 years. Bought as a reminder of a special meal. I made the Strawberries with Black Pepper a few times before we realized that strawberries make me break out. I'm not a star cook, nor interested in copying such.

4) Selbstgemacht im Glas zum Einkochen, Mitnehmen & Verschenken
More recent, but not used.

5) The Cook's Companion
6)Kitchen Companion
Two more like 2) but bigger. The second one is only 20 years old.

Yea! I can shelve the new cookbooks!

Nov 10, 2020, 3:29 pm

There is method and motivation!

I finally tossed my wok cookbooks collected in college and just after. I think the wok is hanging in the cabin. SIL didn’t know what the wok ring was for when he found it in my broiler drawer.

Gen 16, 2021, 5:21 am

Greek myths. Volume one
Greek myths. Volume two

I needed space on the history shelf and realized that now I can just google any Greek myths I have questions about.

Gen 16, 2021, 6:40 am

That reminds me of an incident pre-internet. Friends called one evening that their son needed just such a book for a school assignment the next day and he’d failed to mention it before the library closed. Did I have a Greek mythology book? I did.

Gen 16, 2021, 7:43 am

Hey, in Geneva our landlord asked if, since we were Americans, did we know anything about Apollo 13. The daughter needed information for a school report.

Gen 23, 2021, 8:05 am

I've started a 2021 topic.