Easter weekend came in left in a rush. My wife and I went down to Minneapolis, MN to visit family for the weekend. Excluding coming down with a cold the weekend went great.
Over on Epic Plains I have a post about the signing with Brandon Sanderson I had the chance to attend. Opportunities like that is one thing I do miss about living in a large metro area. However, by the drive back up on Sunday, fighting traffic, drives more than 30min to where we needed to go while there… I remembered why I do live where I do.
The cold put a bit of a damper on the rest of the weekend, but was still able to visit with friends and family. The only real big issue I had was with my CPAP machine, which a clogged nose doesn’t work well with a nasal mask. Over on Hosehead Life I have a post about those issues.
All in all it was a good weekend though. Somehow I also managed to acquire more books. Now, this isn’t too surprising, but I ended up with a few more than I anticipated. At the signing I brought one hardcover I already owned, then to support the bookstore I purchased one there. So brining home one extra book wasn’t too bad for me.
However, my Dad bringing 1.5 bankers boxes full of paperbacks wasn’t something I had planned on. (He is reorganizing his book collection and getting rid of ones he no longer wanted. ) Well quite a bit of the collection were either old books of mine, old Asimov books, or other books that I would be interested in. Well 70’s scifi is a favorite fetish for me, and Asimov is where I developed my love of scifi (Robot novels anyone?), so I of course took the books. That added about 85 books to my collection. A brief look through them I found about a dozen that I will add to my paperbackswap.com set, the rest going in my permanent collection.
In the next week I hope to come up with a plan for what to do with them as they currently just added to the piles of books already sitting on the office floor. I am still trying to figure out a way to get that bookshelf from MN up to Jamestown, but haven’t borrowed a truck yet. I might also build another bookshelf while I am waiting for that.