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Got the big clean up of the library/cat room (where the crawlspace is located) done. It started Friday evening and took most of the weekend.

The room itself is small and didn't take long to thoroughly vacuum and Bissel clean. The major time suck was all the books. So many to carry out, so many to dust, so many to carry back in, so many to re-shelve. So. Many. Muther. Fuckin. Books!

Felt never-ending. Deal with a batch, look over at what's left, no obvious decrease. How I managed to find the strength to carry on...Delirium? Dream? Desire? Despair? Destiny? Destruction? Death? Yes, I got The Sandman trades. Speaking of Neil Gaiman, found my copy of American Gods, not that it was ever lost, but I know now where exactly it is. May do a re-read in preparation for April 30th. If everything goes according to plan, have wifi again by then and watch on the big screen.

Damn happy tackled that room first. Whole lot of work and loss of sleep, but totally worth it. I've gone in numerous time just to admire what I did; neat and dust free at long last!

Off for a much needed rest.

Date: Mar. 22nd, 2017 11:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] manue7a.livejournal.com
Could you give an estimated number of how many?

Date: Mar. 24th, 2017 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
Have to get back to you on that. Just thinking right now about doing it is making my head go a la Scanners.

Date: Mar. 22nd, 2017 12:22 pm (UTC)
siduri1959: (Default)
From: [personal profile] siduri1959
Yeah, the books do proliferate at an alarming rate.

Date: Mar. 24th, 2017 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
Big part of my getting physical books was to have several titles on-hand for work break&lunch reading. Since getting a second Kindle, I'm not continuously adding to the herd on a large scale anymore. Still got quite a few books, but these are mostly keepers.

Date: Mar. 22nd, 2017 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lab-jazz.livejournal.com
American Gods seems to be a really popular book, like some sort of cult classic.
I've never actually read it, maybe I need to shift it up my to read list.
You love it do you?

Date: Mar. 24th, 2017 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
I like it. Majority of Gaiman's work is good.

The one that kinda left me cold, that everybody else adores is Good Omens. It's ok, but I was expecting something hell of lot funnier.

Date: Mar. 22nd, 2017 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meathiel.livejournal.com
I don't even want to think about having to sort my books ... ugh ...

Cat room? Do you have a cat?

Date: Mar. 24th, 2017 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
I have to re-sort later on. Not all of the series are together, some similar topics aren't grouped. Towards the end, I wanted it all back on the shelf to hell with order ("I'm tired. Need a shower. Have to do laundry. Wanna watch Feud.")

Have two. The litter boxes are in the library. Litter generates a lot of dust, the clumping brands are the worst. I have to be extra careful now putting in fresh litter. Too rigorous a pour = cloud.

Date: Mar. 22nd, 2017 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
I'm pretty sure that books breed in the wild. That's the only thing I can think of to explain how I got so many of them! Hope you got some rest after all that!

Date: Mar. 24th, 2017 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
And pennies.

I crashed a few times. Probably won't sleep properly until after the cable upgrade. Just too excited. Last night stayed up late adding titles to my Amazon stream that Netflix didn't have. I'm seriously considering Shudder subscription too.

Date: Mar. 23rd, 2017 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corellian-sugar.livejournal.com
I've been putting off the cleaning and sorting of the bookshelves. So much clutter, and tbh, I know there's tons of books on those shelves I will never read a second time. I should just do a little culling and donate some to my friend's Little Free Library... or take them to Powell's Books and sell a few. The same could be said for my DVD shelf for the movies I'll probably never watch again (that were gifts or freebies at conventions).

But that feeling when it's all done cannot be described. It is so freeing and awesome!

Date: Mar. 24th, 2017 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
I've found charity pick-ups VERY helpful in uncluttering. Send out a flyer of when they'll be driving around the neighborhood. I fill a garbage bag with donations (usually clothing, worn shoes, and books). Leave it at the curb with the flyer taped on, and they take the bag! Thousand times easier than finding a box and hauling books to the other side of town to donate.



Date: Mar. 24th, 2017 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corellian-sugar.livejournal.com
Good idea! I'll have to consider that! :)

Date: Mar. 23rd, 2017 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stargazer60.livejournal.com
I think my entire house is a library.. LOL!

Date: Mar. 24th, 2017 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
Nothing wrong with that. Sounds heavenly to me.

Date: Mar. 29th, 2017 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] of-salfarro.livejournal.com

I have to do a 2nd discard sort of my library as well.

Date: Mar. 30th, 2017 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
It helps knowing you're donating them for a worthy cause. The Boys&Girls Club have gotten many from me.

Date: Mar. 30th, 2017 11:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] of-salfarro.livejournal.com
Being a librarian who has had a lot of people try to force crap on me, and being very used to discarding old crap. Not even a little bit. Lol

Date: Apr. 5th, 2017 11:55 pm (UTC)
tjoel2: (book slut)
From: [personal profile] tjoel2
I've been going through my books as well lately. :) Are you just organizing and sorting, or also purging? I am getting rid of several bags of books. Already donated some to a friend's air B&B and the local coffee shop that has a little free lending library.

Date: Apr. 10th, 2017 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
Mostly organizing. Did a big purge awhile back.

Date: Apr. 15th, 2017 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schquee.livejournal.com
Ha, when you started listing the Endless, I was like, "Hey!" I still have my trade paperbacks, too. XD

Date: Apr. 19th, 2017 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zimon66.livejournal.com
Got some Sandman collectibles, too. Still in their boxes and blister packs. Don't have any neat way of displaying them so they're all stored up in the attic.

Next week, American Gods series!!!! Never did do the re-read.