Some of you may wonder- do I actually throw 1 thing a day? No, that would be too time consuming. I usually gather a bunch then I blog. There are always things to be recycled (old clothes) or thrown (expired stuff) and I come across them almost daily. I take a photo of them, then throw them or put the recyclables in a bag. I bring the bags to Salvation Army when I can find someone to help me.
A few weeks ago, I decided to cull my bookshelf. I recycled 25 books:
Thur 31st Aug – Geronimo Stilton’s The Mona Mousa Code. I remember buying this for No.3 at a small indie bookshop. She was about 8 then, lively and excited about getting a new book. She’s always tired these days 😦
Fri 1 Sept – Kids Encyclopaedia, Music and Art. My sister gave me a 2nd hand set (10?) of kids’ encyclopaedias. No. 3 only allowed me to recycle 3. Even though she doesn’t read them now, I think she’s sentimental over them.
Sat 2 Sept – Kids Encyclopaedia, Everyday Life
Sun 3 Sept – Kids Encyclopaedia, The World We Live In
Mon 4 Sept – Snoopy’s Guide to Writing. An old, dear friend gave this to me. I don’t think I finished reading it. I didn’t find it funny. It just made me sad.
Tue 5 Sept – Singapore Siu Dai
Wed 6 Sept – Writing a Novel and Getting Published. There was a time when I bought books like these as I was starting to write a novel. But I never got down to reading them. There was always something else more interesting or more urgent I needed to do. Haha the novel is still a work in progress.
Thur 7 Sept – Dialogue
Fri 8 Sept – Writing the Novel – Plot to Print
Sat 9 Sept – John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids. I have another copy.
Sun 10 Sept – Mister Pip. Award winning but I doubt I’d read it again.
Mon 11 Sept – To Kill a Mockingbird. I have 2 more copies. Each of my 3 kids studied it.
Tue 12 Sept – Evolutionary Illustrations of Chinese Characters
Wed 13 Sept – 6 Weddings and 2 Funerals
Thur 14 Sept – The Business of Writing for Children
TODAY! Fri 15 Sept – 5 Plays from 3rd Stage
Tomorrow, Sat 16 Sept would be the 200th day. I can easily get rid of another 200 things! Seeing my book shelf getting neater actually makes me feel better. I will recycle Pulp fiction screenplay. I have another one.
Sun 17 Sept – Frommers Vancouver and Victoria. I bought a lot of guide books about Vancouver when I went there about 15 years ago!
Mon 18 Sept – Lonely Planet Vancouver and British Columbia
Tue 19 Sept – Malaysia and Singapore handbook
Wed 20 Sept – Lonely planet best in travel 2012
Thur 21 Sept – Prayer for Living Year C
Fri 22 Sept – Dictionary of Differences
Sat 23 Sept – Ritual is Theatre, Theatre is Ritual
Sun 24 Sept – When Heart meets Spirit
I’m sorry if today’s blog is boring. I don’t know how to save it (and not publish it) so I can make it more interesting when I am not so tired. The last few days have been intense. I just came back from a lawyer’s meeting. I just want to space out.