Ruth is still at it in 2023


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Ruth is still at it in 2023

Gen 3, 2023, 12:59 pm


The Lamp of Fate - this has been a burden to me. The binding is gone and the story is not particularly appealing. I’ve decided it needs to go into the recycling bin.

Gen 5, 2023, 8:48 pm


Modificato: Gen 14, 2023, 3:37 pm

Another I will recycle, but reluctantly, is M. V. Sexton Speaking. The spine is split and the book is barely holding itself together.

I don’t see them listed in December, though stacked with a couple that are:
They Also Serve
Tide of Empire

I found I own two copies of Grandma Called It Carnal. One can go.

Grace (Eventually) - going to daughter.
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
The Paper Men
Miss Osborne-the-Mop
The Lemonade War
Browning’s The Pied Piper of Hamlin and other Poems
Nicholas Winton’s Lottery of Life

And one I quit because it was so bad, Free Chocolate

Modificato: Gen 29, 2023, 3:44 pm

Rummaging and shuffling is productive. I’m finding duplicates.
Ender’s Game
Ender’s Shadow

I wonder if the grands could be pursuaded to read these…

Gen 30, 2023, 2:02 pm

>4 2wonderY: have you read Miss Hickory? It's on my TBR as part of my Newbery challenge.

Gen 30, 2023, 3:40 pm

>6 fuzzi: Yes, just this month.

Gen 31, 2023, 8:39 am

January total = 25

Gen 31, 2023, 4:06 pm

>8 2wonderY: Well done!

Modificato: Mar 13, 2023, 9:24 am
The Wind in the Willows illustrated by Robert J, Lee. There is nothing further to add. There are 12 pencil sketches that lack any charm except for a sleepy badger going to answer the door.
February - 34

Mar 13, 2023, 9:23 am

Mar 13, 2023, 11:10 am

The Great Gatsby - acknowledging I will probably never read it.
Memoirs of Fanny Hill - acknowledging I will probably never read it again, though I enjoyed it thoroughly back in the 70s.

Mar 13, 2023, 2:46 pm

>16 2wonderY: regarding The Great Gatsby, I read it. Never will again. Don't feel guilty, they're all rotten people and losers in that story.

Mar 13, 2023, 9:55 pm

>17 fuzzi: THIS! This is why I didn't recommend reading Gatsby when my bookclub read the retelling The Chosen and the Beautiful. It's why I didn't really care much for the book.

Mar 13, 2023, 10:13 pm

Yeah, I had gathered that much; and I really don’t need that kind of company.

Reconciliation, We are your people, the sheep of your flock
Eucharist Do this in memory of me

Mar 14, 2023, 6:32 am

>18 lesmel: it's hard for me to appreciate a book when I don't care if the characters survive or not.

I have to like at least ONE character in the story.

Modificato: Mar 18, 2023, 11:39 am

Eight VHS tapes. A couple I don’t care about, a few I think I can get in dvd.

Pretty Woman
Good Morning Vietnam
Star Trek IV
Star Trek V
The Road Home
In the Company of Whales Discovery channel
And one recorded from TV

There is another handful that I might not find in dvd ever. I do have a VCR, but haven’t been able to figure how to connect it successfully to the flat screen TV.

Mar 18, 2023, 8:55 pm

Three I paid 50 cents for at the library.

The Queen of Clean Conquers Clutter
Peace Out, Dawg!
Got War?

Mar 19, 2023, 5:32 pm


Film - Much Ado About Nothing
Hitty: Her First Hundred Years - can’t decide to keep the 1949 copy or the 1966 library copy. The ‘66 copy has better paper, but a silly abstract cover. The ‘49 copy is a bit rough and yellowed pages, but I think it’s the one I’ll keep.

Mar 19, 2023, 5:39 pm

>23 2wonderY: if Hitty doesn't have a home, I would be happy to provide one.

Mar 19, 2023, 6:08 pm

>24 fuzzi: Now where did I put your box?

I’ve been cleaning the attic bedroom, as daughter is moving in temporarily. It looks great, but I’ve got a few new piles in the bedrooms downstairs.

Modificato: Mar 20, 2023, 6:16 pm

Harvest of Gold - will offer it to the grands. Not sure any of them like poetry and quotations.

Mar 21, 2023, 4:10 pm

Jews, God and History
I considered buying a fresher copy, as mine is small print and very yellowed. Nah.

Mar 21, 2023, 7:40 pm

Magic Elizabeth - I enjoyed reading it again, but can’t imagine any of my crew being attracted to it.

Mar 23, 2023, 8:34 am

>28 2wonderY: I loved that story, read it many, many times as a child.

I reread it as an adult and still enjoyed it. It's been a while, no review from me listed...tsk, tsk, tsk.

Mar 31, 2023, 4:45 pm

March - 23
Barely staying ahead of my acquisitions.

Apr 8, 2023, 10:39 am

That box of presidential biographies that I rescued. - 40 of them?

Modificato: Apr 8, 2023, 10:59 am

Four books by Robert Fulghum
Two National Geographics.
Two editions of The Whole Seed Catalog.
Prose and Poetry of England, including a History of English Literature

Apr 8, 2023, 1:27 pm

There. Last carload of books dropped off at my favorite rural library. I have one box of books left to carry back to KY and one box of collectible button publications to take to the next button show I visit. Just missed the spring Ohio show.

Apr 8, 2023, 2:16 pm

>35 2wonderY: impressive!

Apr 8, 2023, 2:57 pm

Dagnabbit!! I missed unloading one of the boxes. It was covered with recyclables.

Apr 9, 2023, 4:20 pm

There was an excellent reason that box hid! The stuff at the bottom was NOT stuff I wanted to discard! In fact, I am so relieved and thankful, I am going to kiss that carton!

Apr 11, 2023, 9:20 am

>38 2wonderY: love it when that happens (not kissing the carton, ha!).

Mag 21, 2023, 11:01 am

April - 57

So far nothing in May.

Mag 30, 2023, 8:33 am

Uh oh. Someone around the block was tossing boxes of old books. I rescued three boxes just so I could sort them and find homes for the darlins. One box is all Mark Twain!!! But the bindings are all falling off!
I already see one or two that I will keep.

When the Whippoorwill
Ken Ward in the Jungle

There is a set of The New Cabinet Cyclopaedia and Treasury of Knowledge from 1899 in really good shape. Sigh.

Giu 1, 2023, 2:46 pm

Nothing in May. I can’t count the books I rescued and sorted; though I separated into several piles. One to donate, another to recycle, because the bindings are just shot. Another pile to fondle and inspect, and think about…..

Giu 25, 2023, 12:13 pm

I haven’t added anything to the discard pile, but I’ve reduced the pile. One box delivered to North Carolina. Several armfuls distributed to local LFLs.

Giu 25, 2023, 2:29 pm

>43 2wonderY: I've not yet cataloged a box from KY. I placed it in my dry and warm shed to remove a slight mustiness from some of the contents. 😁

Lug 26, 2023, 7:13 am

Paris for Two
Mrs. Polifax, Innocent Tourist
The Wrong Bride
Three magazines rescued from the recycling bin.

Lug 26, 2023, 9:10 pm

It’s a Newberry winner, but I’m not the target audience. Back it goes to the LFL.
Goodbye Stranger

Modificato: Lug 27, 2023, 6:52 pm

It’s too muggy to garden and no phone reception inside. So poking at the piles.
(I have to come out to the deck to post this.)

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
The Fourth Gospel
The Private House - beautiful rooms, but too rarified and sterile for me.

Ago 25, 2023, 6:17 am

Set 3, 2023, 10:25 am

July -7
August - 1

Starting September

Hill Women - somehow acquired two copies recently. Discarding the paperback.
The Invisible Kingdom

Ott 11, 2023, 2:11 pm

September - 2


The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich went home with Olivia.

Modificato: Ott 15, 2023, 4:18 am

Yes, there were still books at the cabin. A box of them stashed away and another two box-worth on the shelf wall I built between bath and bedroom. Looks like some of the latter were stocked for grandkids, and I will be releasing them once i read most.

Little Bear’s Friend
The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman
Golden Mare
The Neverending Story - print is too small

Enjoyed them, but won’t read again
Jo of the Chalet School
The Princess of the Chalet School

Nov 10, 2023, 10:46 am

October - 7


Instead of doing other essentials, I’ve decided to deep clean the living room. It has also become a minor dumping place for materials in transit. For instance, there is a box of papers that will go to the ridgetop buyers.

Too many books.
I can release two this morning.

Baby’s First Book - Saalfield Publishing, 1932
A Picture Book of Louis Braille

Dic 3, 2023, 10:33 am

I opened the glass front oak cabinet in the living room to locate some books I may need for next term’s class - History of Photography. I’ve got a short stack of possible discards to look at. We shall see…

Modificato: Dic 8, 2023, 10:08 pm

Dic 3, 2023, 12:26 pm

Two for Christmas gifts

Kuan Yin
The Faithful Friend

Modificato: Dic 8, 2023, 8:19 am

The Fantastic Imagination
Prose and Poetry for Enjoyment - this was one of my dad’s college texts. He and I used to stay up late and read poetry to each other out of these texts.
Little Grandmother
Mickey Mouse Stories book no. 2 from 1934
Crossing to Avalon
Faith Among Faiths
Dreams and Their Meaning

Dreams and Their Meaning Elbert Hubbard II, The Roycroft Shop, East Aurora, USA, 1922.

Modificato: Dic 8, 2023, 10:09 pm

I took the last leather Peterson Field Guide I don’t need to class today and offered it. Alyssa took it.
Peterson’s Field Guide - Warblers


Dic 6, 2023, 4:14 am

>57 2wonderY: I still have a few anthologies around that were my parent's college texts that I read over and over as a child. I don't think I could bear to give them away.

Dic 23, 2023, 11:53 am

Since I’m listening to my cassettes, I thought I’d pull them all out and organize(?) it doesn’t look like as many as I thought. I may post pictures later. I’ve already found one replaced with CD and another I can toss.

Papa Joe’s - For a Wish
Will the Circle Be Unbroken Volume 2

Dic 25, 2023, 8:41 pm

The Santa Claus Girl - a clumsy attempt at capitalizing on The Miracle on 34th Street

Dic 28, 2023, 4:23 pm

Dic 30, 2023, 5:01 pm

>65 2wonderY: I think my parents had that Benny Goodman.

Dic 31, 2023, 11:24 pm

Devil’s Cub

Another tape
Fred Astaire medley of some of his songs. Only snippets. Unsatisfying.

Modificato: Gen 2, 9:08 am

For a total of 190 media disposed in 2023.


Gen 2, 8:57 am

>68 2wonderY: wow, way to go!

Gen 2, 9:22 am

Still more work to go. MarthaJeanne is doing a stellar job.
I need to read some of the treasures I’ve squirreled away over the decades and decide whether they belong in the permanent collection.

I’ve been tracking since 2017. Here’s my record:

2017 - 178
2018 - 424
2019 - 435
2020 - 503
2021 - 408
2022 - 350
2023 - 190

Total= 2488

Gen 2, 10:00 am


Gen 2, 10:21 am

You wouldn’t guess if you walked into my house.