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1,008! W00T!

YAY! I’ve completed this goal, and with plenty of time to spare before my “challenge” ran out. (Tomorrow, I’ll set myself a new one). I registered a whole bunch of books today (mostly ones in my TBR pile that I know I’ll probably want to release after I’ve read them), and I overran my goal by eight books. YAY! So, I’ve now registered more than 1,000 books, and a vast majority of those have been released, either into the wild, or at BC meet-ups. So why are my bookshelves still so full? (Probably has something to do with the fact I’ve never ONCE left a BC meet-up without taking books in place of the ones I released). facepalm

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emperor_fool
Jan. 16th, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
Way to go! I have a goal of registering and wild releasing 1,000 books, but it's going to be a long time before I get there.
kirundo
Jan. 16th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
Wooohoooo!
I am rather close to that one too! YAY!!!

I simply love that! Why does everybody think that joining bookcrossing would make your mount to be read smaller and your bookshelves empty???? What a lie!!! ;-)
syrinxkat
Jan. 16th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
New goal: only take one book for every two you release @ meetups ;)

Uggh. I *so* need to do some wild releasing. I'm drowning in books. Spare books, that is. Ones that are read/never going to be read and awaiting release. An entire office box full. Again, I say "uggh"...

Maybe we need a release challenge among friends?
zinaya
Jan. 16th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
You've actually inspired me to set goals this year, just thought you should know. I need to make a post of my list so I have pressure to finish. :p
hedwig_snowy
Jan. 16th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
Think how much LIGHTER the shipping would be if you just went cwazzy and cleaned out half your books? 1/3rd? 10? :-)

I'm one to talk. When I moved back to MD in 1985, I had my dad ship my stuff by UPS. Everything I owned in like 5 small-medium-sized boxes. Now.... HA! I can't even ship what's in my clothes closet in 5 boxes. Also, I wonder if I could win the Nobel Prize in Mathematics or Economics for devising a moving formula? You know:

A = (t - t1) * sqrt c

A= Acceptance of moving
t = time now
t1 = time of last move
t - t1 = total number of days since last move
c = cost of move

No matter how much a move costs, it is not as important as the amount of time since the last move. So, 1 year from last move, the cost could be free and the 'A' would still not work. 10 years in one place and perhaps charging $20k to move wouldn't be a problem just to get the hell out of this dump!!! ;)

Mainly, thought of my mom and how this relates. She was considering moving recently (probably still will at some point) and we tried to convince her to go through all of her junk that she really didn't need and either sell it, give it away, or trash it. At some point, nobody needs this much cr@p. Well, unless you buy a bigger house and then you need more junk to fill it up...

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