Since the start of 2016, I've been vetting my library. The main reason for this activity is that my database program, which kept track of all my books, where I purchased them, where they are located in the house, etc., crashed. So partly because I don't mind making lists and also to give an opportunity to try and make a bit more space on our bookshelves, I've been making a new database. Part of the process has been to review my books and see if I really, really, really want to keep them. Of course I do, but, having said that, I can afford to trade in a bunch and reorganise my shelves and make space for new arrivals.
So since the beginning of the year, I've managed to cull 60 books off the shelves in the den, plus sundry others that I've read since the year started and that I felt weren't really worth keeping. However, I've also managed to purchase a few new books. I can't just go to my used book store, Nearly New Books in Comox and drop off books. I do like to do a bit of a search while there as they do have a pretty regular turnover in their stock and I always manage to find something.
So since the beginning of the year, while I've culled 60 books, I have also purchased 18 books. I think that's not a bad exchange. Not all of the books have been purchased from Nearly New. I've ordered a few on line and also bought one from the New Book store in Courtenay, The Laughing Oyster.
Below are the first books obtained in 2016 -
Science Fiction/ Adventure/ Fantasy
So there you go, my update is complete. I will definitely try to be good for awhile. Maybe I'll wait for the next Rotary Club Book Sale in March before I buy any more, but you never know.. Enjoy your week and check these books out.