" I am convinced that I am greedy for too many books and that I already have all the books I can read and re-read with profit to last me the rest of my life.
In fact, I can never digest all the fine study books we already have .
So this a.m. I threw away an enticing invitation to join a book club.
I hope I will content myself with such books as I have and dig into them."
So my mum wrote in her eighty-first year. She was given 11 more years and followed her own advice.
And to the end there were books on shelves by her bed.
For myself, I am trying valiantly to follow her example. There is an on-going effort to reduce the number of books about, to remove from shelves the unneeded, unwanted, the duplicates. But O the pain..a wrenching really. There are the doubts that come concerning 'what if' I should want/need its printed gold in future days? Then when the deed is done, there is the missing as of absent friends.
But head up, shoulders squared, I shall march onward in the task.
Thanks once again, Mama for you words and your example.
Now if I can only keep that finger from the 1-click on the Amazon book page.