- Have any of you ever decreased the number of books you owned? (I know this is a seemingly paradoxical concept, so please give it time to sink in.) If so, how did you go about selecting them? Did you try selling them to used bookstores or via Amazon?
- How do you use your office, if you have one? With both my offices so far, I have never fully “moved in.” At Kalamazoo, it was because the position was temporary, and at Shimer, it’s because I share my office and in any case prefer to work from home on most things. Has anyone put a more personal touch on things? Stored significant numbers of books there? How did you decide?
Both questions occur to me as The Girlfriend packs for her move to Minneapolis, where we will have a smaller apartment — and whenever I come back to Chicago (most likely alone at first), I will have a smaller apartment as well. Hence downsizing on books and thinking more about how to use my office as an alternative space both occur to me as things I should be considering.