Aug. 10th, 2017

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Today's weeding without reading:
The Communist Manifesto, Huxley's Doors of Perception, and Laing's Politics of Experience and The Bird of Paradise.

I think I found Dad's college era...

there's a couple politics books about actual politics, but they'd be so massively out of date now, I'm not going to bother, even if one does say it's a classic. if it's that classic it'll be in penguin paperback still, and probably on archive.org a lot.

The handwriting book can also go. If I want to write fancy I'll install a fancy font.



I did find two (2) books that were definitely Dad's side Grandma's, with her name in from when she was younger. They're about a hundred years old and just about holding together, definitely well read. I won't get rid of them, but they're not reading copies if I want to keep them as objects. Still, hundred year old books I've vaguely heard of will be around somewhere.



Book weeding is weirdly weighty. Like, if it's just stuff I bought, it might remind me of the 90s or the last time I read it or something, but if it's from the inherited set, it's like meeting ancestors again unexpectedly. And then judging their libraries.

I can't keep all the books I inherited, I own two thousand books even after giving up on entire authors, I'll never read all these fact pile sort even if I keep them.

... that is so much easier to decide than to do.



but, slow and steady...
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"Earth Magic" by Francis Hitching is also getting weeded out of my library.
Don't think I've ever read it. Tried to today but got bored real quick. It reckons it will be half about archaeology and half about the people who think visions and dowsing and ley lines are an interesting guide to prehistory. It also seems dead impressed with the fact you can draw straight lines on a map and make triangles.

I figure the archaeology will be out of date, and the ley line stuff will stay as subjective and belief driven as ever.
Earlier me collected stuff in the expectation bits of it would be proven, or be disproved, eventually.
But a lot of it turns out to not be that kind of stuff.

Bored.
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I went to dancing :-)
... actually now I am not :-)
dancing was good but I think the holiday cover employee is not a good fit.

but I found new trousers at Sainsburys that seem nice
and bought as much fizzy water as was left, which was one bottle, but I have several left so that works.
pasta was also down to two packs but I have many vegetable rice to eat, and now the correct sort of beans to go with it.

useful evening.

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