[DWJ] Best of 2016??
philip at axeside.co.uk
Fri Jan 13 14:45:41 EST 2017
> Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming marriage, Philip! How
> I got engaged in 2016, too, and am getting married in June. The first time
Congratulations to you, too! It must be catching!
> I went to my fiancé's apartment, I looked at his bookshelf (of course) and
> remarked, "Lots of fantasy, some James Herriot, various interesting
> nonfiction . . . if you traded your Robert Jordan for Diana Wynne Jones,
> this could be my shelf!" Now Robert Jordan and DWJ are neighbors on our
> shared bookshelves. :)
When merging two similar collections like that, you may have to get rid
of a lot of books, but they will be duplicates.
Elizabeth and I, although we seem to like a lot of the same books,
actually have two very different collections. Fortunately her
collection is not large: she has moved around a bit, and thinned it out
every time she's gone to a new flat :-(
OTOH Papa has just gone into an old folks' home. In the not to distant
future my brother and I will have to deal with his book collection,
which is similar in size to mine - getting on for a hundred metres of shelf.
Some of Papa's books will be easy to allocate - I claim the Pratchett,
and William claims the DWJ, since we each have a complete set of the
other author. Others we are pretty sure we can dispose of. But there
are bound to be struggles...
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