Isn’t this what happens to all the best bloggers:you get a little publicity and suddenly,writer’s block. It happened to J.D. Salinger,it happened to Harper Lee,it happened to Stephen King,and now me:one big success and then,bam!,nothing. Well,my excuse was that over the last two weeks with most of my free time spent working on the grand culling/eBay project (more on that in a post later this weekend);I honestly don’t think that Harper Lee had an excuse that good.
But I did want to share some amazing book collection links that I’ve gathered over the recent history. Some really good “Shelf Porn”entries,the bookshelves of the rich and famous,and an example of what I always imagined my own collection to look like in my head.
Continue reading Almost Back:A Library Of Library Links
More local press on people getting rid of their collections of stuff,this one focusing on selling to make money in the hard times.
Tony Britton always thought of comic books as an investment.
“When I first started collecting as a kid,I thought long term,that maybe I could use them to send my kids to college,”he said. Britton is 32,a native of Hyde Park. He was behind on his car payments;creditors are knocking at his door. Then there is the student loan to pay,the child support. And so Britton is cashing in the remnants of his 20,000-piece comic-book collection.
Needless to say,the theme of the article is “don’t expect to get anything for your stuff you thought was valuable.”
You can read the complete article at the Chicago Tribune website.
I missed this now that I no longer read the local free daily “Red Eye”over other riders shoulders on my commute into work each day,but the online comic rumor column Lying In The Gutters linked to it yesterday. From last week,an article entitled “Pack Rat Attack”about people who horde,or collect,items and their attempts to clean-up their lives. It is a lite piece,meant to be read in a few minutes on the train on a page that is 90% images,but worth passing along for this:
Experts say most pack rats tend to share certain traits. They have a hard time making decisions,they procrastinate a lot and tend to make strong emotional attachments to the things they buy or collect,according to Cassiday. Sometimes,hoarding tendencies are linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Often,pack rats have parents who were the same way.
Emphasis added by me. That entire first paragraph has nothing to do with me (other than the “strong emotional attachments”and a one-time very inacurrate OCD diagnosis),but I thought the second paragraph was worth noting,understanding who makes up a portion of this blog’s readership.
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