. . .i have a love affair with books. . .
really all sorts of books - but my absolute favorite are mysteries. . .mysteries with a female "sleuth". . .my taste runs from Medical Examiner thrillers by Patricia Cornwell to legal thrillers by Lisa Scottoline to cozies by Cleo Colye and Laura Childs . . .
my mom is a huge mystery buff and has well over 5,000 titles that she keeps organized in a spreadsheet and binder system.
she got me started with Nancy Drew, Agatha Christie and later Sue Grafton. I introduced her to some local mystery book stores (now out of business sadly) and the Mid-Atlantic Mystery Book Fair. WE got to meet several of our favorite authors - like Lisa Scottoline, Katherine Hall Paige and Donna Huston Murray.
I prefer series - and will buy an author's entire series - starting with #1 of course.
My problem is now space. . .I'm out of it for books. . .and with e-readers being so popular. . .why am I hanging onto so many books? In addition, my mom has many (85%) of the same books I do. I don't have time to re-read anything. . .I'm always moving onto something new.
So the delimea is what to do - part with something I love or hang onto it for no good reason except an emoitional tie?
Any good suggestions out there?
catch you soon -