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Author:  kage_ar [ Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:59 pm ]
Post subject:  How to choose... old books and limited space

A parishioner passed away (pray for the repose of Mel White's soul). He left to the parish 2 boxes of books. He had been ill and in a facility for a long time, did not know that we have closed our library due to lack of interest :(

So, these boxes of books are in my office. Now, I want to keep ALLLLLL the books, but, well, you all know how that goes. I am selecting a few because I loved Mel - he was the first person to befriend me when I moved here.

A copy of "Mere Christianity" because one cannot have too many of those.

A copy of Cather's "My Antonia", beautiful cover (no dust jacket), but a 1950/60 ish edition. As a kid I loved "O Pioneers", so, I know that after I read this one my dear mother will like it (she needs books even less than I do, but, I digress...)

Today I also pulled a book I've never heard of "Victory" by Conrad. The book still has dust jacket, the artwork caught my eye - but, books simply as decor, I just don't have the space. So, tell me, do I keep it?

Will post some more of the titles tomorrow...

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How to choose... old books and limited space

Whichever books you give away, you will wish you had kept. This is how it works :fyi:

Author:  GKC [ Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How to choose... old books and limited space

Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Whichever books you give away, you will wish you had kept. This is how it works :fyi:



Yep.

But I really am disposing of about 100 for the parish yard sale.

Almost all are duplicates.

Author:  GKC [ Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How to choose... old books and limited space

kage_ar wrote:
A parishioner passed away (pray for the repose of Mel White's soul). He left to the parish 2 boxes of books. He had been ill and in a facility for a long time, did not know that we have closed our library due to lack of interest :(

So, these boxes of books are in my office. Now, I want to keep ALLLLLL the books, but, well, you all know how that goes. I am selecting a few because I loved Mel - he was the first person to befriend me when I moved here.

A copy of "Mere Christianity" because one cannot have too many of those.

A copy of Cather's "My Antonia", beautiful cover (no dust jacket), but a 1950/60 ish edition. As a kid I loved "O Pioneers", so, I know that after I read this one my dear mother will like it (she needs books even less than I do, but, I digress...)

Today I also pulled a book I've never heard of "Victory" by Conrad. The book still has dust jacket, the artwork caught my eye - but, books simply as decor, I just don't have the space. So, tell me, do I keep it?

Will post some more of the titles tomorrow...



Good choices, #1 and #2.

What is date and publisher of the Conrad?

Awaiting more titles.

Author:  kage_ar [ Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How to choose... old books and limited space

GKC wrote:
kage_ar wrote:
A parishioner passed away (pray for the repose of Mel White's soul). He left to the parish 2 boxes of books. He had been ill and in a facility for a long time, did not know that we have closed our library due to lack of interest :(

So, these boxes of books are in my office. Now, I want to keep ALLLLLL the books, but, well, you all know how that goes. I am selecting a few because I loved Mel - he was the first person to befriend me when I moved here.

A copy of "Mere Christianity" because one cannot have too many of those.

A copy of Cather's "My Antonia", beautiful cover (no dust jacket), but a 1950/60 ish edition. As a kid I loved "O Pioneers", so, I know that after I read this one my dear mother will like it (she needs books even less than I do, but, I digress...)

Today I also pulled a book I've never heard of "Victory" by Conrad. The book still has dust jacket, the artwork caught my eye - but, books simply as decor, I just don't have the space. So, tell me, do I keep it?

Will post some more of the titles tomorrow...



Good choices, #1 and #2.

What is date and publisher of the Conrad?

Awaiting more titles.


It is the "Modern Library", the dust jacket is in better shape than the one pictured here:

http://www.biblio.com/book/victory-conr ... AoL_8P8HAQ

Author:  GKC [ Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How to choose... old books and limited space

kage_ar wrote:
GKC wrote:
kage_ar wrote:
A parishioner passed away (pray for the repose of Mel White's soul). He left to the parish 2 boxes of books. He had been ill and in a facility for a long time, did not know that we have closed our library due to lack of interest :(

So, these boxes of books are in my office. Now, I want to keep ALLLLLL the books, but, well, you all know how that goes. I am selecting a few because I loved Mel - he was the first person to befriend me when I moved here.

A copy of "Mere Christianity" because one cannot have too many of those.

A copy of Cather's "My Antonia", beautiful cover (no dust jacket), but a 1950/60 ish edition. As a kid I loved "O Pioneers", so, I know that after I read this one my dear mother will like it (she needs books even less than I do, but, I digress...)

Today I also pulled a book I've never heard of "Victory" by Conrad. The book still has dust jacket, the artwork caught my eye - but, books simply as decor, I just don't have the space. So, tell me, do I keep it?

Will post some more of the titles tomorrow...



Good choices, #1 and #2.

What is date and publisher of the Conrad?

Awaiting more titles.


It is the "Modern Library", the dust jacket is in better shape than the one pictured here:

http://www.biblio.com/book/victory-conr ... AoL_8P8HAQ



Then I'd say the decision to keep or toss depends on your opinion of Conrad.

Unless it was printed in 1932 and has the old style flexible covers.

Author:  kage_ar [ Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How to choose... old books and limited space

GKC wrote:
kage_ar wrote:
GKC wrote:
kage_ar wrote:
A parishioner passed away (pray for the repose of Mel White's soul). He left to the parish 2 boxes of books. He had been ill and in a facility for a long time, did not know that we have closed our library due to lack of interest :(

So, these boxes of books are in my office. Now, I want to keep ALLLLLL the books, but, well, you all know how that goes. I am selecting a few because I loved Mel - he was the first person to befriend me when I moved here.

A copy of "Mere Christianity" because one cannot have too many of those.

A copy of Cather's "My Antonia", beautiful cover (no dust jacket), but a 1950/60 ish edition. As a kid I loved "O Pioneers", so, I know that after I read this one my dear mother will like it (she needs books even less than I do, but, I digress...)

Today I also pulled a book I've never heard of "Victory" by Conrad. The book still has dust jacket, the artwork caught my eye - but, books simply as decor, I just don't have the space. So, tell me, do I keep it?

Will post some more of the titles tomorrow...



Good choices, #1 and #2.

What is date and publisher of the Conrad?

Awaiting more titles.


It is the "Modern Library", the dust jacket is in better shape than the one pictured here:

http://www.biblio.com/book/victory-conr ... AoL_8P8HAQ



Then I'd say the decision to keep or toss depends on your opinion of Conrad.

Unless it was printed in 1932 and has the old style flexible covers.


Thing is, I'd never even HEARD of him until yesterday!

Author:  Doom [ Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How to choose... old books and limited space

GKC wrote:
Then I'd say the decision to keep or toss depends on your opinion of Conrad.


Well, I don't know, William or Robert? :)

Author:  Norwegianblue [ Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How to choose... old books and limited space

Make more room.

Author:  GKC [ Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How to choose... old books and limited space

Doom wrote:
GKC wrote:
Then I'd say the decision to keep or toss depends on your opinion of Conrad.


Well, I don't know, William or Robert? :)



I prefer William, my wife prefers Robert.

Author:  GKC [ Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How to choose... old books and limited space

Norwegianblue wrote:
Make more room.



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Author:  GKC [ Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How to choose... old books and limited space

kage_ar wrote:
GKC wrote:
kage_ar wrote:
GKC wrote:
kage_ar wrote:
A parishioner passed away (pray for the repose of Mel White's soul). He left to the parish 2 boxes of books. He had been ill and in a facility for a long time, did not know that we have closed our library due to lack of interest :(

So, these boxes of books are in my office. Now, I want to keep ALLLLLL the books, but, well, you all know how that goes. I am selecting a few because I loved Mel - he was the first person to befriend me when I moved here.

A copy of "Mere Christianity" because one cannot have too many of those.

A copy of Cather's "My Antonia", beautiful cover (no dust jacket), but a 1950/60 ish edition. As a kid I loved "O Pioneers", so, I know that after I read this one my dear mother will like it (she needs books even less than I do, but, I digress...)

Today I also pulled a book I've never heard of "Victory" by Conrad. The book still has dust jacket, the artwork caught my eye - but, books simply as decor, I just don't have the space. So, tell me, do I keep it?

Will post some more of the titles tomorrow...



Good choices, #1 and #2.

What is date and publisher of the Conrad?

Awaiting more titles.


It is the "Modern Library", the dust jacket is in better shape than the one pictured here:

http://www.biblio.com/book/victory-conr ... AoL_8P8HAQ



Then I'd say the decision to keep or toss depends on your opinion of Conrad.

Unless it was printed in 1932 and has the old style flexible covers.


Thing is, I'd never even HEARD of him until yesterday!


Well now's your chance. He has a good rep.

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