Ramblings from the Gryphon Rose

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Let the culling begin!

It occurred to me the other day that I have books—both RPGs and novels—I will never read. So why do I own them? Because I’m a packrat in general and a bibliophile in particular, of course. But enough is enough. So I’ve decided it’s time to thin my book collection.

Over the next month or so I plan to go through all my RPGs and all my novels. I’m going to keep anything that falls into any of the following three categories:

1. Books I wrote. At least one copy, though if I have extras I’ll get rid of them.

2. Books I like. Things I’ve already read (and, in the case of RPGs, played) and liked enough to consider reading (or playing) again.

3. Books I want. Things I either intend to read/play or want to keep for research purposes. And, in one or two cases, books that have sentimental value, like the first edition Vampire I got back in 1991.

What does this mean? Well, we’ll have more bookshelf space and less clutter. Plus, if anyone has a novel or an RPG they’ve been looking for, let me know—I may have it and be getting rid of it. If you’re local I can just hand it off to you (and you’re welcome to poke through the rest as well). If you’re long-distance, email me and we’ll figure it out. If I’m industrious enough I’ll post a for-grabs list when I’m done sorting, at least of the RPGs. We’ll see if that happens or not.


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