On relocating to St. Louis from California last summer, I parted ways with about ten boxes of books. In looking back, I’m glad I did except for a few books I should have held onto.
Now I’m getting ready to part ways with some more books. I’ve gone through a kind of transformation. Old books are more appealing to me know. A few years ago, I had read about the valuse of “old books” from C.S. Lewis. But I really didn’t pay the matter mind. But in reading C.H. Spurgeon’s Lectures of My Students, I’ve been reminded of the value in reading old books.
To be honest, I do like reading these old books. There’s a sort of cadence to the writers that I’ve come to like–an acquired taste, I guess. I get a bit of history along the way as well.
I’ve already been going through my books and seeing what I must part ways with, to make room for something old.