[DWJ] Best of 2016??

Nic W eawil3 at email.wm.edu
Fri Jan 13 14:57:40 EST 2017

We haven't actually had to get rid of many books. Neither of our
collections is all that big, so not a lot of duplicates. Funny thing: we
each came to the relationship owning 2-3 Harry Potter books, with no
overlap. Now we just need 2 more to have the whole series!

Good luck to you in that upcoming book-division task. Should be
interesting, anyway.

On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 2:45 PM, Philip Belben <philip at axeside.co.uk> wrote:

> Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming marriage, Philip! How
>> wonderful!
>> 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...
> Philip.
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