An Impossible Task: Culling My Book Collection

Book lovers have spent lifetimes not only putting together meaningful, hugely personal book collections, but also building years’ worth of stories and experiences around each and every book in that collection. Every book represents a moment in our lives, and giving them up is like torching a beloved photo album. ...more
It's a good point that even if you clear out a great many books before you leave, you will ...more

A Library Proposal

At ten to five a rather intriguing package arrived on my desk. Being one who is rather more predisposed to seeking out the curious than meeting deadlines, I set aside my work for a moment to peruse the item. It was a small envelope with the feathery tactility of handmade paper, and decorated with the monogram "J". Inside was a handwritten note... ...more
It is perfect. What a sweet treat.more