This afternoon instead of having a Mohawk Valley adventure I could blog about, I spent some time routing around in the extremely messy room we call our library looking for books to donate. As a result, in lieu of my expected (by me anyways) Wuss-out Wednesday post, I will give a brief plug to a community event I hope to go to on Saturday, a book sale hosted by the Herkimer County Historical Society.
The sale will also include history books from the society’s gift shop — I KNOW there are one or two of those I want but have not purchased yet — and post cards — regular readers may recall that I love to send people post cards. The society has been on Facebook asking for donations. Of course I love my books. I like to own books and re-read many of them multiple times. On the other hand, I have a lot of books. I seek out book sales, used and new book stores, rummage sales, thrift stores, anywhere you can buy books. And sometimes people give me books they’ve finished with that they think I might like (or that they just want to get rid of). I LOVE BOOKS, there, I’ve said it.
So I gathered a few books to donate. Some thrillers, some romance novels, a couple of true crime stories… Steven will bring them to the society tomorrow, I think. The sale will be Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eckler Building, 406 N. Main St., Herkimer, NY.
My only worry now is that I will return from the sale with more books than I donated. These things happen. In the meantime, I may try to do something about that extremely messy room, because, you know, removing those books to donate did not help much.