One of the reasons why I have not been writing that much of late is because I’ve been doing a major spring cleaning, buying new furniture and replacing a lot of my bookshelves.
As with all such projects it takes a while to get it all completed.
I’ve also been going through all of my books, resorting, and weeding out the ones which I can no longer use.
In order to simplify this process I asked myself three questions, and If I got the following answers, then out they went.
Are they related to my key interest? No.
Will I ever get around to reading them again? No.
Can I get hold of them should I ever want them again? Yes.
Some of them I’m giving to fellow activists who can use then.
Some I’m giving to a specialist library.
While the rest of them I’m donating to my local radical bookshop as a way of supporting the work it does.
If I was still living in London they would of gone to Housmans bookshop.
Having almost completed this whole process I’m now better able to find all of the references which are needed for my campaigning work, and for anything else which I might use in my writings over the coming years.
I’ve been putting all of my books together by subject and Authors, & my CDs by type, composer, band, or singer.
The same kind of thing has been done with my DVDs.
Though in some cases I’ve put both books by specific Authors together with the DVD films of their works.
e.g. Those of J.R.R. Tolkien, H.G.Wells and Jules Verne.
A Great Advantage.
So now to take advantage of it all – – – – – – –