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Monday, August 19, 2013
My husband and I celebrate our 20th anniversary this month.
We also bought our house 20 years ago, which means that much of our extensive collection of books hasn’t been touched since then.
Feeling a little overwhelmed by our possessions and with the American Association of University Women’s book sale coming up in September, it seemed like a good time to divest ourselves of a few of them.
My husband has had some of his books for 40 years, and he surprised me by giving me a list of authors I could weed out.
I was happy until he mentioned one name — Andre Norton. Norton’s work was the first science fiction we had read as teenagers, and it was our mutual introduction to a genre we both came to love.
In discussing getting rid of them, we discovered we had both recently tried to re-read the books and were disappointed to find we didn’t enjoy them as adults — probably because the heroes are mostly disaffected kids.
And so with a twinge of sadness, I loaded them in the car, sending them off with the hope that some young person will get as much pleasure out of them as we did.
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