This year I will not be reading too many books after all. My husband while doing all of the moving said, “We have so many books, it is as if we work for NASA or something.” After moving and unpacking to Reading, I realised if I were to live like a nomad, carting by 100kgs of books is not going to cut it. It is just the insecurity of finding rare information or a rare book that I need it for work. Perhaps most of them I can borrow it from the library, or even buy it at Amazon.co.uk, there is no reason for me to keep tons of books with me. Moreover I think I can forget about a career in Banking or Finance in this current economic situation and the non-financial related job awaiting for me. I can get rid of those Finance textbooks. It is just the way I wanted to be surrounded by books. The satisfaction of finishing a book in my hand and keep it in record, it is so addictive and gratifying.
I suppose after last year’s of 96 books, I can take it slowly and tell myself : this year I am going to read the materials and discard the copies I kept at home. That way I could live a little lighter. The clearing out to-do list related to books and reading are:
- Books to read and sell it off
- Magazines to read and discard
- Stack of papers to scan and discard
- Pens to give away
- Recipe books to give away
So help me God, by this year to discard at least 60% of it.