I'm too tired to think of a witty title
I'm coming to the conclusion that I have too many books. 'Just over 300' doesn't sound all that much, but believe me IT IS WHEN YOU HAVE TO CARRY EM ALL, as I'm finding out to my displeasure on some of the hottest days in the year. Fiance came up with the idea of transporting them in suitcases rather than boxes, which has turned out to be a good plan. The only problem is that we don't have enough suitcases - I filled three medium sized ones (the kind with the wheels and extendable handles), plus one large cardboard box, and one large plastic crate and I STILL didn't fit them all in. I've got a whole other bookcase to go yet!
Still, it feels good just to be doing something about moving now - it's progress.
I've also become quite addicted to eBay in the last few days. I seem to go through phases where I'm not interested, and then all of a sudden I get quite obsessive about it. I bought this jug last week (to use on my new kitchen table! I'm getting a table!), and it arrived today. Last night I came across a miniature dictionary similar to the one on this page and had to have it for my collection (that was a tense auction, I totally didn't think I'd win that one), and I've just been outbid for a 1939 edition of this (gah!). It's ok though, I plan to swoop in and make a cheeky last minute bid right before the auction ends.*
*I know I said that I have too many books as it is, but the first one is so tiny that it will hardly make a difference, and what difference is one more normal-sized book going to make in the scheme of things? Yes I know I'm rationalising... I do that.
**Update: I lost the auction for the T.S. Eliot book. But there's another one for sale on eBay, I'm keeping my eye on that... Just out of interest, you understand.