|strange going-ons inside the house
||[Jul. 13th, 2008|05:30 pm]
Suddenly this morning, without any discussion or conversation, Beth and I both grabbed cleaning implements and started in on different sections of the house. This is called, I believe, achieving critical mess.
Later, I boxed up and stored the already-read paperbacks from the big bookshelf in the den. That left on the shelf nearly as many or more unread paperbacks. I hope having them out by themselves will help goad me into reading more of them. The warm feelings of nostalgia that were elicited by packing away, for example, the Tales of Known Space box set -- which I bought almost exactly 30 years ago in Laurinburg, NC, during the summer I attended the N.C. Governor's School (East) -- the Book of the New Sun, and Dangerous Visions, were balanced by the pleasant surprises of re-discovering unread books that I'd forgotten I had. Voyage of the Space Beagle and The Midwich Cuckoos, here I come!