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February 27th, 2009

Purge Thursday: I hated your book.

This post is manually crossposted because the Livejournal Crossposter has decided to stop working. It's really irritating me. Anyways. I originally posted this on the actual Thursday on Wordpress.

This week I decided to hit the books. This is something that will undoubtedly happen again as the weeks wear on and I find myself desperate for things to get rid of. In this particular case, if you don't know, I've been in a book club for 8 years now in which we read about ten books a year. Since I started the whole book club thing, I have felt obligated to maintain the physical artifacts of our legacy of reading.


Well, that ends now.


Some of the books I outright hated. Some of the books I just didn't like enough to finish. I wasn't able to bring myself to get rid of the ones that I liked but won't ever read again... maybe later this year when I'm better at non-attachment. The infamous Patricia Cornwell "worst book we ever read" Portrait of a Killer goes! V.S. Naipaul, who I thought was a dick even before I read his shitty book, goes! The high-school lit classic The Catcher in the Rye? Hated it. Past that it gets less vitriolic, but their presence in my house does not stand up to scrutiny.


So if you see anything in that stack you want, let me know. I think I may try to become an amazon seller for the remaining books. Can anyone tell me about their experiences using amazon to sell books? Anyone have a better idea? Is it worth the hassle?


I also need advice on taking 360° photos of a room. I want to take before and after pictures of our office for a total overhaul, but it's a really cramped space and I am not sure how to do it - do I need a fisheye lens filter? Do I simply need to use photo stitching?