I'm going through shelf after shelf after shelf in our office and packing book boxes and throwing some books away.....I have a lot of German books and most of those are leaving Chez Z........They must. I need the room and there's no sense in my keeping them. (Mr Z's kids already went through the books and took what they wanted, which wasn't much)
I was SO BLESSED that something made me open one of the thicker books before I tossed it: It says, in tiny penciled words next to the inked and rather young signature of my husband, "First book I bought with my own money."
Think I could give THAT away? NOOOO way. By the way, it seems like it's a history of the world kind of book, Auszug aus der Geshichte..Mr. Z always did love reference books, etc etc.
Is there one book you absolutely will never let go of, whether it's got sentimental value like this one does for me, or you just love having it, or you read it again and again (Something I don't really understand; my British business partner told me he'd read DAY OF THE JACKAL thirty times and was reading it again once when I was at his home!)....?