Ruth is keeping up the good work in 2021

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Ruth is keeping up the good work in 2021

Modificato: Dic 31, 2020, 10:24 pm

There might be a small amount of space yet available for more books in the new house; but not a lot more. I still have two sizable bookshelves and two smaller ones to sort; not to mention the history collection atop the living room mantel and various small piles. Oh, and a short wall of books in the garage upper floor.

So the sort continues!

Gen 1, 2021, 3:48 pm

>1 2wonderY: pile them on the attic floor?

Gen 6, 2021, 12:34 pm

Found an extra copy of Georgina of the Rainbows. Check out the first pages quote on the work page.

Gen 6, 2021, 12:37 pm

>3 2wonderY: Well, that is at least a unique start to a book, I would think.

Gen 6, 2021, 12:54 pm

It captured me.

Gen 6, 2021, 12:58 pm

To read just a bit more of how it traumatized her.

Gen 23, 2021, 4:43 am

I’m in WV this weekend; hoping to sort and discard more books.
Starting with
Welcome to Harmony.

Feb 2, 2021, 5:25 pm

Measly progress.
Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle - still a favorite collection; tossing the paperback which has aged poorly and keeping the hardcover edition.

Feb 2, 2021, 5:27 pm

BTW, the Little Free Library was a terrible idea. More drop offs than pick ups. I will try to build a bigger, more water proof version later this year though.

Feb 3, 2021, 11:04 am

>10 2wonderY: or tack a note on it that the local library/Goodwill also accept book donations?

Feb 4, 2021, 11:54 am

No, because it is supposed to be mutual. At least people are stopping and peeking inside.

Found I have an extra pb copy of Hard Times after picking up a nice larger print leather bound edition last year.

Feb 4, 2021, 12:59 pm

>12 2wonderY:. Researching my saved copy, I stumbled upon the Boston publisher, whose adult son (of the same name) survived the sinking of the Lusitania and wrote about it. I’ve added a short bio link to his author page. It’s worth a glance. He seems a good person to have known or come across for even those few hours.
Charles E. Lauriat, Jr.

Feb 6, 2021, 6:10 pm

I have two copies of Black Beauty on my children’s classics shelves. I read it once as a child and won’t read it again, but I’ll keep a copy for the grands. Contrarily, I’m discarding the larger volume with the nicer pictorial cover. The illustrator is Florence White Williams and the text on each page is surrounded by repeated sketches. I like the illustrations by Wesley Dennis much more; and the text size is the same in the smaller, plainer book.

Feb 6, 2021, 6:39 pm

Needed to add that for my Memories collection. I got it for Christmas in the mid 60s. Probably 1967, but could have been 1966.

Feb 6, 2021, 6:47 pm

>14 2wonderY: I've not seen the edition with Wesley Dennis, I'll have to look it up. The edition I read as a child, and that I now own, was illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg. He also illustrated the edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales that I grew up with.

Feb 7, 2021, 6:47 am

>16 MarthaJeanne: I enjoyed browsing through your Memories collection.

Modificato: Feb 7, 2021, 7:15 am

I just went and looked at what I should borrow from you. Nothing new for memories, but my eyes have turned green that you have a few Gene Stratton-Porters I don't. (Freckles has been high on my list of favouites since 1964.)

My eye was also caught by I Contain Multitudes and my library even has it. In English. Someone has it, but I have entered a hold. BTW, there is a hilarious review from August.

Modificato: Feb 10, 2021, 12:19 pm

And I havent read most of those Stratton-Porters yet.

Back to WV, and I may get through some piles. We’ll see.

Collections : projects & ideas to display your treasures
The Practice Effect
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek - I might have listed this one already, but it’s not yet out the door. Duplicate.

Touchstones not working. Will return later.

Feb 11, 2021, 5:09 pm

I’ve dabbled with acrylics mostly, but I’ve always been fascinated with watercolors and oils. Chose one of three titles to discard.

Painting Light & Shadow in Watercolor

Feb 11, 2021, 8:30 pm

The Cat Made Me Buy It - on the pile for my sister.

Feb 12, 2021, 9:26 am

The small unit that used to hold the phone, but is still where keys get dropped in the front hall, holds a variety of world history, nature guides and theology.

Hoping to dispose of half of the volumes today. A good strong start:

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; The Subjection of Women
My Four Years in Germany (1917)
Defenseless America (1915)
Education in Germany (1958)
A Brief History of the Great War (1920)
Germany and the Germans (1987)

Feb 12, 2021, 10:43 am

Oh, this is going well. That was a third of that shelf. More:

On Women & Friendship
Warrior Without Weapons - the Red Cross
The New Dictionary of Thoughts
Blaming the Victim
Elements of Botany (1896)
Wildflowers in Color
A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of North America
Audubon Land Bird Guide
Newer Audubon guides
Field Guide to Butterflies
Field Guide to North American Mammals
Also two Golden Guide books:
Insect Pests

Field guides offered to family members.
I’m keeping a Golden Guide to Insects because it’s inscribed to Mrs. Ruth from Andrew, 1994.
Also, a Peterson Field Guide Animal Tracks because it contains drawings and descriptions of scat as well as paw prints.🙂

Modificato: Feb 12, 2021, 11:16 am

Okay, I probably don’t need a bible concordance, but I certainly don’t need two. Not enough knowledge to discern whether Strong or Young is superior, but Strong is a nicer binding, so goodbye Young.

Fond memories using it teaching Sunday School, fifth grade. The boys especially enjoyed dipping in to discover clues in our lessons.

Feb 12, 2021, 11:22 am

Will I ever dip into William Barclay again? I have all the gospels, Acts and Corinthians. Setting them aside for a while. I learned so much from these 25 years ago.

Modificato: Feb 12, 2021, 11:37 am

Deascessioning two of the three titles concerning history of poor law in the US. In addition to Blaming the Victim as above, adding The Altruistic Imagination to the pile. Keeping From Poor Law to Welfare State.

The last shelf will be difficult. It focuses on women’s history perspectives.

Feb 12, 2021, 11:39 am

It’s amazing how many books this little bookcase holds!

Feb 12, 2021, 11:55 am

Huh. Two copies of a thick book. Discarding one:
Daughters of the Promised Land

Feb 12, 2021, 9:55 pm

The Dancers at the End of Time - have no idea where this came from. Moorcock is not at all my style; though the cover is attractive.

Feb 12, 2021, 10:13 pm

>25 2wonderY: a friend once said "Strong's was for the strong (Christian), Young's was for the young." Good choice.

Modificato: Feb 13, 2021, 5:02 pm

It’s got a very nice cover, but the humor is too forced for my enjoyment. I thought I’d like anything by Stockton, but this is the second title I’m tossing.
Rudder Grange

Feb 13, 2021, 9:50 pm

Another pretty old book is dropped. Despite the intriguing cover, The King’s Jackal is political intrigue. The deposed King of Messina and his henchpeople are not savory companions.

Feb 14, 2021, 2:48 pm

Listened to a couple of chapters of Winesburg, Ohio and decided I don’t need to finish it. Very different than what I expected. Tossing the other print version I had on my shelves.

Modificato: Feb 15, 2021, 5:54 pm

Endeavor Nebula chronicles 1
Mildred or the Child of Adoption
The Root of Evil - Dixon sounds like an anti-capitalist, but he expresses it with some very strange notions. He compares the poor white people in the city to the southern black slaves, saying that at least the slaves had their physical needs met. The one old fashioned businessman he features is a caring paragon of benefaction threatened by the evil corporation. I could spend time with the paragon if not for the moralizing of the author.

Feb 16, 2021, 7:09 pm

Two volumes of a 1960s LIFE History of the United States:
Volume 8 - Reaching for Empire
Volume 10 - War, Boom and Bust

Feb 21, 2021, 2:16 pm

I bought several Helen Ward titles, and wasn’t sure that The Cockerel and the Fox was the same as The Rooster and the Fox because it showed a different cover. It’s the same, so putting the softcover on the discard pile. It may go to daughter's house.

Feb 25, 2021, 6:34 pm

It only cost me 50 cents to check whether my DVD player would recognize a blue ray disc. It doesn’t.
Ender’s Game
Also putting Sarah’s Cottage on the pile as I enjoyed it, but won’t re-read it.

Feb 26, 2021, 9:48 pm

>40 2wonderY: I'll be glad to take that Stevenson off your hands, if you don't already have a home for it...

Mar 7, 2021, 1:15 pm

>41 fuzzi: I really will get your stack mailed one of these days.

Today, I have two large bookcases left, and poked at the bottom shelf of the one containing religion materials.
I can finally live without:

The Jewish World - though not sure how else i can remember what a megillah is.
Inside the Vatican
Elijah; Prophet of Fire
Miriam; A Woman Who Saw the Answer to Her Prayers
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

Mar 7, 2021, 9:19 pm

>42 2wonderY: ooh, thanks!

I'm thinking of driving a different route to Chicago this summer, so I can stop at Ashford Stud in Versailles, KY. I want to see Maximum Security in the (horse)flesh before he winds up overseas like California Chrome.

Mar 7, 2021, 9:38 pm

Modificato: Mar 8, 2021, 3:29 am

Bab: A Sub-Deb

Final February count = 48

Modificato: Mar 21, 2021, 10:07 am

Like Water for Chocolate - after consulting with some LT gurus.

Mar 21, 2021, 3:08 pm

>48 2wonderY: I've done that...let reviews help me rehome books...

Mar 27, 2021, 5:48 am

Seven boxes of all of the above were hauled to the library yesterday for donation. Also, a stack of old polka records.

Mar 27, 2021, 7:13 am

>51 2wonderY: That book on Model Boat Building looks like a good fit for our library, if you haven’t found a place for it yet.

Modificato: Mar 28, 2021, 3:44 am

>52 Artoriarius: We’ll have to figure a way to pass books off without cost.
That book is just one boat model, but it goes into elaborate detail.

Elsie Dinsmore - a wretched copy put in the recycler.
Future Shock
Livy: A History of Rome selections
The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness
The Ambassadors
10 volumes from the Young Folks Library set
Volumes 1 through 20 of Uncle Arthur’s Bedtime Stories - 5 bound books


Mar 27, 2021, 3:20 pm

The kitchen Madonna is a lovely book. I read it years ago. If I were nearer...

Modificato: Mar 28, 2021, 3:45 am

Just two more, and I’m to bed.

The Downtown Fairy Godmother
Object Sermons in Outline


Mar 28, 2021, 10:38 am

Back at it again.

At least 6 journals and catalogs concerning neural rehab.
The Invisible World
King Solomon’s Ring
The High Crusade
Contrary Cousins

Modificato: Mar 28, 2021, 11:13 am

The pictorial history of the world embracing full and authentic accounts of every nation of ancient and modern times Showing the causes of their prosperity and decline And including a full and comprehensive history of the rise and fall of the Greek and Roman Empires, the growth of the nations of Modern Europe, the Middle Ages, the Crusades, the Feudal System, the Reformation, the Discovery and Settlement of the New World, Etc., Etc.... With sketches of the leading characters in the world's history - 1886 edition

Mar 28, 2021, 1:45 pm

The Patriot Chiefs
Dont Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family

I really hate to say goodbye to these, but they serve no practical purpose any longer, and I don’t have room for 70s sentiment:
The Last Whole Earth Catalog
Whole Earth Epilog

Modificato: Mar 28, 2021, 2:10 pm

The Last Whole Earth Catalog

No, I guess I'm more sentimental than you are. Partly, of course because this and several similar books are so intertwined with the period when my husband and I met and fell in love. I read this stretched out on the bed in his room. In between we studied blueprints and discussed what we would want in a house.

I may never open it again, but I can't envision throwing it away.

Mar 28, 2021, 3:40 pm

>66 MarthaJeanne:. I know. Those were the best of times. I guess, more accurately, I am not discarding all of the 70s, but having to make choices. I didn’t share these with people I’m still connected to. I am still keeping all of the music, some on LP and cassettes.

Modificato: Mar 28, 2021, 6:12 pm

The Choir Invisible
Tanglewood Tales
Outside the Gate, (1878) by the author of A Basket of Barley Loaves and Sacramental Sabbaths

Mar 28, 2021, 9:24 pm

My father is enjoying one of your discards, the American History one. Thank you.

Mar 28, 2021, 9:29 pm

Mar 29, 2021, 1:32 pm

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vitamins and Minerals, 1997

To sell: The American Poets: Longfellow - 1943 edition by the Heritage Press. Colored wood engravings by Boyd Hanna. Very beautiful edition.

Mar 29, 2021, 5:13 pm

Oh! No!

I was popping along discarding so much of what was stored in the garage. I unearthed a box full of favorite picture books. These have never been cataloged into my collection here. I don’t have shelf room for these!

Mar 29, 2021, 5:37 pm

>72 2wonderY: looks like T will be getting some books for Easter...??

Modificato: Mar 29, 2021, 5:58 pm

About 50 of them! And she’s too young to appreciate the artwork and the stories yet. A few may be duplicates. I’ll have to see when I get home.
There is a handful that I can let go -

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Elidor and the Golden Ball
The Children’s Book of Virtues - bought for Michael Hague’s illustrations; but these are not his best work.
Professor Wormbog’s Gloomy Kerploppus
Captain Boldheart/The Magic Fishbone, illustrated by Hillary Knight
The World Beneath Us

Mar 29, 2021, 6:00 pm

I did find an old favorite; well one of several. But most wonderfully, Ernest and Celestine. Oldest daughter will be very pleased too.

Mar 29, 2021, 9:12 pm

Mar 30, 2021, 1:12 pm

>74 2wonderY: I'll take the duck book. :)

Mar 31, 2021, 10:58 am

Just passing through my hands. I pull books out of the community recycling bin when they are in good condition and I can reach them:
Christmas with Southern Living 1996
Oh, I’ll bet I didn’t list a whole box full of this type that went to the library.

Total for March = 110

Modificato: Apr 1, 2021, 5:17 pm

I easily found half a dozen duplicate picture books and there may be more. 5 went home with Theia.

Oh, and btw, she declared today Hamster Day. Hope you all celebrate appropriately! Whoohoo!

Modificato: Apr 14, 2021, 9:24 pm

After my dad finished the American History book he decided to give White Banners a try. He liked it so much that when I saw Magnificent Obsession on the public discard table I brought it home.

He's now reading The Big Fisherman which I borrowed from the library...

...see what you started???

Apr 14, 2021, 9:50 pm


Modificato: Apr 15, 2021, 7:52 pm

The American Claimant /Puddin’head Wilson
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court - remembered with fondness, but not going to re-visit.

Modificato: Mag 17, 2021, 10:41 pm

Working mostly in the yard; but grabbed a small handful of books from the garage. I have no more book room at the new house; so I’m kinda stuck.

The Trouble with Princesses
Roman Catholicism - criticisms from an evangelical Protestantism POV. I’ve already read all these by scholar Scott Hahn.

Problem - the other six are keepers.

Modificato: Mag 18, 2021, 6:51 am

>84 2wonderY: put a shelf above a doorframe. I did that in my bedroom, using it for only paperbacks for safety reasons:

The brackets are above the shelf, just as if I hung it "upside down".

ETA: oops, I think I see a hardcover on the far left...

Modificato: Mag 18, 2021, 7:15 am

That’s exactly what I plan to do in my bathroom for towels and TP. It’s an incredibly small room.

But yes, I had planned to span an entire wall in the 2nd bedroom/library. I’ve done that before at the old house. Was stymied because I couldn’t match the brackets I already had and moved on to other projects. That will help. But I still have three bookcases full in the house to sort. Those books in the garage are forgotten treasures.

Make that four cases. But those go to daughter’s house when she’s ready for them. Let’s not even mention the triple stack in the middle of the old living room that I just vacuumed around.

Mag 19, 2021, 9:01 am

>86 2wonderY: that's a good idea. We do have a small "linen closet" across the hall from the main bathroom door, so I stuff all the sheets and towels and TP in there. I have more room in there now that my upright vacuum died...

Mag 19, 2021, 10:25 am

I’ve got one of those closets too, out in the hall. It’s a treasure that I’ve never had before. I arranged it nicely and took a picture and sent it to daughters.
But I also have a bonus linen closet that is HUGE, at the bottom end of the attic stairs corridor. I love it! I buy more blankets, quilts and linens than I actually need. (second hand)

Mag 19, 2021, 11:45 am

But a lot of the blankets do get put to use when I have a houseful. Teens sleeping out on the trampoline appreciate blankets.

I love Michael Hague’s illustrations in some books. But I finally admit that doesn’t stretch to
The Velveteen Rabbit.

Mag 19, 2021, 12:00 pm

I remember one hot summer when I was alone, and finally set the hammock up in the basement. I needed blankets under me to warm up.

Mag 19, 2021, 1:05 pm

>89 2wonderY: I just looked up that edition, ew.

Mag 30, 2021, 4:14 pm

How to Keep Dinosaurs - Some nice photographs; but basically a one joke book.

Mag 30, 2021, 7:56 pm

Colonial Craftsmen and the Beginnings of American Industry - published in 1965, this was an award winning book. And it still contains lots of valuable information. It’s just that I no longer need to own it.

Modificato: Mag 30, 2021, 10:11 pm

Taking a hard look at the set of Time-Life World War II that I saved when the local library discarded it.
Today, I can say goodbye to Russia Besieged. I know it’s a book about war, but it is too full of death and horribleness.

May be back later...

Red Army Resurgent
The Soviet Juggernaut
The Mediterranean

Mag 31, 2021, 3:13 pm

>95 2wonderY: that's a good series. My dh started collecting it but stopped after a few books, as we were struggling financially at the time and just couldn't afford them.

Giu 2, 2021, 2:20 pm

I counted again.

March - 114
April - 7
May - 20

Modificato: Giu 2, 2021, 3:35 pm


The Scarlet Letter - Longmeadow Press edition. Keeping the older edition for the slightly larger font and better spacing.

A Gathering of Days

I thought I’d recorded this one before, but perhaps not.
Have You Seen Birds? - the Barbara Reid version, with plasticine illustrations.

Giu 20, 2021, 1:13 pm

Into the LFL it goes.

A Way Through the Sea

Giu 28, 2021, 5:25 pm

Had a few moments to grab an armful from the garage.

Reader’s Digest Facts & Fallacies
They Said It Couldn’t Be Done, Ross R. Olney

And I found duplicates of Rose in Bloom and Little Men.

Giu 28, 2021, 8:36 pm

Another double armful. The easy ones:

The Nineteenth Century and After
Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos
Acts of Conscience
Bitter Medicine - the only change since the 90s is the Affordable Care Act. Too bad the whole industry can’t be shaken out.
The World of Thorinn
Dairy Cattle Judging Techniques
Nature’s Thumbprint
The Thomas Factor
Jude the Obscure

Still considering the rest of the stack.

Giu 29, 2021, 8:18 am

The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, with 8 color prints, but not placed with the stories.

Modificato: Giu 29, 2021, 9:21 am

Thank goodness I’ve been doing this list. I’m clearing piles I made previously; and can just doublecheck whether I mentioned it in this thread rather than having to re-do the evaluation.

Boxing them up for final removal.

Giu 29, 2021, 9:47 am

>104 2wonderY: my mother loved Erma Bombeck, and I recall reading some of her stuff. There's one quote I cannot find, wondering about how our children will remember us...for the woodwork free of fingerprints or the chocolate chip cookies that were hot from the oven after school...

Giu 29, 2021, 9:53 am

My eldest used to complain if I only put one or two cookies in his lunch box. "But Mama, I have to share with Fritz and James and Babatunde. Their Mamas can't make such good cookies as you do." I wish I knew whether he really shared the extra cookies.

Modificato: Giu 29, 2021, 12:35 pm

21 Balloons is one I couldn't discard. It has 'always' been one of my favourites. Another book that it is high time to reread.

Giu 29, 2021, 12:45 pm

Modificato: Giu 29, 2021, 5:36 pm

Sorry for seeming to ignore your responses. I drove six boxes to my favorite local library near where I used to work. Their collection is not significant (though I did borrow The Library of the Unwritten). But they have staff that are always enthusiastic and welcoming.

It is now too sizzling outside to consider any activity, even another trip out to the garage.

Giu 29, 2021, 6:35 pm

Giu 29, 2021, 7:22 pm

I’ve got the full set of the Time-Life This Fabulous Century, which documents social history from 1870 to 1970.
The first volume sums up the end of the 19th century in one book, and each of the rest cover a decade. I’m going to be bold and break up the set. I don’t have room for them, but I do love the pictorial records of some of the decades more than others.
I can discard two at this moment -

The Fabulous Century 1920 - 1930 - the primary thing I’ll miss is a double fold-out showing the Miss America contestants of 1924. It’s the bathing suit competition. So so different from what I recall of this kind of show.
This Fabulous Century 1950 - 1960 - not a gracious decade. And I’m too young to feel nostalgia for it. Of the dozen sit-coms it shows, I remember only two - The Honeymooners and Make Room for Daddy.

Giu 29, 2021, 8:14 pm

Lincoln: a photobiography, easily discarded because I also own Lincoln a picture story of his life; which expands to Civil War material as well.

Giu 29, 2021, 8:26 pm

As well, disposing The Power to Heal and keeping Medicine’s Great Journey.

Modificato: Lug 8, 2021, 10:00 pm

June - 43


Lovina A Story of the Pennsylvania Country
The Sheikh’s Secret
Word of Mouse
two films
The Escorial: the dream of a devout monarch
Ender’s Game

Lug 26, 2021, 10:41 pm

I always have a small Goodwill bag going at the side door. Toys, glass containers, an occasional piece of clothing all get handed off at the donate door.
That crap dollhouse was left down at my curb and someone scooped it up. It’s been replaced with a much nicer, bigger dollhouse from the cabin.

I’m in process building a better cabinet for the Little Free Library; and it will hold all of the books stacked on the guest bedroom floor.

I again checked with my neighbor, and she again assured me they will take the hot tub. I think I will unplug it and drain it.

Modificato: Ago 2, 2021, 5:56 pm

July - 5

I’m back in West Virginia but I’m not looking at the book piles yet.
I am discarding
Treme season 1, about post-Katrina New Orleans. I thought it would feature great neighbors and possibly great music. But the graphic pornography spoiled it for me. I kept thinking I could skim that crap; but I don’t even want to try.

Ago 2, 2021, 8:41 pm

>120 2wonderY: Graphic pornography is pretty much standard from HBO series. Unfortunately.

Ago 2, 2021, 11:40 pm

I didn’t know; having never subscribed to cable or HBO.

Ago 3, 2021, 5:48 pm

Grabbed a triple armful from the garage. Some treasures I had forgotten about.

Adventures of Ray Coon
The Elf and the Rabbit and other stories
Joey and the Birthday Present
Odette: a bird in Paris

Sharing these with T and then disposing:
The Birthday Book, cats wearing clothes
Billy and His Friends
Addison-Wesley Picture Dictionary

more later

Ago 4, 2021, 2:42 am

>105 2wonderY: Found a companion book; and yes, I can let it go too.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales, 20 tales, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, 12 color plates.

Modificato: Ago 4, 2021, 3:13 am

Three massive photo books. I find I can release two, bothe the National Geographic and the Sierra Club. Keeping the one by American Heritage.

Sierra Club: 100 Years of Protecting Nature
Images of the World: Photography at the National Geographic

Ago 5, 2021, 8:11 am

I dropped off a box at the library yesterday and got great big smiles and waves from the ladies at the checkout desk. I might should have waited till today, as I have another stack.

The Smithsonian Experience
Nomads of the World
Primitive Worlds: People Lost in Time
Mysteries of Mind Space & Time volume 1 and 2
After Man
Time-Life Books The American Wilderness, 3 titles:
The Everglades
The Okefenokee Swamp
Central American Jungles

Ago 5, 2021, 9:39 am

West Virginia report

Okay, just one shelf of books left in the garage. None in attic, basement and bathroom. None in the front bedroom and craft room. The upstairs hall still has one long case that are promised to Rose. But she is moving household now herself.
Two small-ish cases in the front hall, that I’ve mostly sorted. One large case in my bedroom. Nothing significant in the dining room.
The living room has no bookcases, but this is where I’m doing the sorting. So there are piles everywhere; most I’d like to keep, but have no shelf space for.
I took apart a large ikea cabinet and will reassemble it for the basement. Until I fix the moisture problem there though, no books in the basement.
Oh, and there is a collection of fascinating history books at the very top of the overmantel.

Ago 5, 2021, 7:36 pm

Another handful of travel/nature books:

Secret Corners of the World - it’s been 40 years; probably no longer secret.
Exploring the Amazon
World Beneath the Sea
Life on Earth

Sad, these books are kinda obsolete. I still retain the world travel books from 100+ years ago.

Ago 6, 2021, 6:46 am

I found a short stack of around the house how-to Sunset Books. I’ll keep a few yet that might help with planned projects, but will release two now.

Remodeling with Tile
How to Build Fences & Gates

The Log of Christopher Columbus, translated by Robert H. Fuson

Ago 8, 2021, 10:16 am

There was a stack of dollhouse/miniature books in my craft room, and I brought them along, since my interest is reawakened. I just bought The Big Book of a Miniature House, which is visually exciting. So I am able to discard two of the old books:

The Secrets of the Dolls’ House Makers
Classic Dolls’ Houses

Ago 8, 2021, 3:26 pm

You would like my Victorian miniature fashions.

Ago 8, 2021, 8:01 pm

As I thought, there were a few duplicates in that pile of picture books from the garage. I hardly ever buy new, so it just indicates I repeatedly picked up favorites.
These will be offered to my girls.

The Summerfolk
Sir Cedric
The Relatives Came - an all time classic and favorite. This is the way we visited in my family.

Modificato: Ago 9, 2021, 8:37 pm

Shifting books around on the living room shelves, trying to fit more books from WV, I found a cookbook.

The Fruits of the Earth
Huh! Why is this not in the kitchen? Rummage, rummage. Hmm. None of these recipes seem attractive to me. Oh! I bought the book for the botanical paintings, by Graham Rust. Two dozen nice-sized color plates, suitable for framing and hanging.
So I disassembled the book to free the plates. It’s an exceptionally well built book, both sewn and glued. That actually made the disassembly easier and safer for the plates.

My favorite is the pumpkin.

Ago 18, 2021, 2:03 pm

>124 2wonderY: I'll take those Jan Brett books if you've not yet disposed of them...

Ago 24, 2021, 11:22 am

>137 fuzzi: Sorry, I just double-checked. Those are gone to the library book sale.

Ago 25, 2021, 10:32 pm

I can’t decide about the 1909 publication by the National Geographic Society, Scenes From Every Land. There are lots of no longer interesting photo plates; but interspersed with enough that are still fascinating.

Modificato: Ago 26, 2021, 9:08 am

A stack of outdated books published by the National Geographic Society. The photos are not at all high quality prints.

America’s Seashore Wonderlands
Blue Horizons : Paradise Isles of the Pacific
Animals of East Africa
Our Awesome Earth
Isles of the South Pacific
The River Nile
How Animals Hide

LIFE History The New World

LIFE Science Library Wheels

Life and Death in a Coral Sea

And a college yearbook from a WV college I’ve only ever visited once - Kanawhachen ‘78 - my husband and a friend attended, but not that late in the 70s. I think it came home with another that was done with much more panache and wit. This one only recalls how we dressed and wore our hair. The young women often in trousers and folk blouses; but when in dresses, they are again at knee length.

Ago 26, 2021, 9:31 am

A boxed double volume published by US News & World Report - 200 Years: A Bicentennial Illustrated History of the US

The Color Kittens

Smart Fashion Stitches by Singer

Kline Guide to the Paint Industry. ???

Ago 26, 2021, 9:35 am

Into the recycling bin, as it is unfortunately moisture damaged
Popeye: the storybook based on the movie
I do have the dvd and love this rendition. Swee’Pea is the cutest!

Ago 26, 2021, 12:44 pm

16 forever magazines, National Geographic and GEO. I’m holding back a dozen others to read them again first.

Ago 28, 2021, 12:58 pm

Keep on keeping on!

Set 6, 2021, 9:03 pm

Set 22, 2021, 12:57 pm

10 LPs
6 guitar music books

Set 22, 2021, 5:26 pm

Two award/gift books, usually distributed in Sunday school:
Jesus and the Twelve
Young People of the Bible

Set 23, 2021, 6:31 am

...and the beat goes on...

Set 23, 2021, 7:57 am

I’m in the emptying house in WV; but it is not as vacant as it needs to be. My bedroom still has one large case; which I’ve started tackling. The front hall still has two small cases. The living room has piles everywhere. I need to get ruthless. I want to make another library run, but I only have two boxes loaded.
It has turned cold and wet; perfect weather for this task.

Modificato: Set 23, 2021, 11:48 am

Getting tough. Goodbye to:

5 bound volumes containing Uncle Arthur’s Bedtime Stories
Having Our Say
Socialism Opposing Viewpoints
The Sea Around Us - yes, I had another copy.
The Art of Clear Thinking
Our New West - an 1869 Mormon History
The Story Writer by Edith Ronald Mirrielees
The Art of Fiction
The Book of First Books

Oh, and American Political Tradition, which has a chapter on Woodrow Wilson: the Conservative as Liberal. Amusing thought.

Set 23, 2021, 1:07 pm

More. I still had space in the last box.

A zippered Holy Bible - the print is way too small for me.
Family Home Idea Book
The Unexpected Universe
West Virginia Trout Fishing Guide
Complete Short Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne
This Abundant Land
Guide My Feet
Forty Chances

Set 23, 2021, 1:15 pm

>154 2wonderY: good job!

Set 23, 2021, 8:03 pm

Set 23, 2021, 8:52 pm

Set 24, 2021, 9:54 pm

>158 fuzzi: it’s a nice old hardcover. I pulled it out for you.

Set 25, 2021, 7:08 am

>159 2wonderY: ooh, thanks!

Ott 26, 2021, 10:03 am

September - 59

Ott 30, 2021, 4:32 am

Three Halloween picture books. I forgot to record them before dropping them off at the library. I doubt they’re in my catalog, as they were stashed away with the decorations.

Nov 19, 2021, 11:09 am

October - 5

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Modificato: Nov 30, 2021, 8:31 pm

Not sure where this small stack came from. It just appeared on the living room chair. One is a diary journal kept by my mother in 1949. My sister says she lent it to me last year. So it’s not really mine and will go back to Pittsburgh.
The other two books are not familiar either. One is a 2014 book on soils, which I will read. The other is an easy cast-off:
A 1964 title, The Enjoyment of Chemistry, which is just too outdated and basic.

Ah, forgot to list Private - Keep Out! which was promised as a comedy, but which failed in my opinion.

November - 8

Dic 1, 2021, 8:37 am

>167 2wonderY: woo! Keep going.

Dic 3, 2021, 11:58 pm

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Count for the year so far = 407

Since I began counting in 2017, my total is 1,947.

Dic 24, 2021, 5:09 pm

On Christmas Eve - inferior story and illustrations.
Questa conversazione è stata continuata da And more to go in 2022 - Ruth’s list.