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From Odessa, Texas USA
Age 50
Joined Sunday, December 28, 2008
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I am trying to keep all the free libraries in the Petroplex reasonably full. I am in West Odessa so the closer you are to me the more often I get there.

I am a kind of book magnet. Even I don't know where all my books are from. I hear a school is throwing books away. I get a friend who teaches there to nab them for me (or if I am too late for that I nab them from the dumpsters myself). When I see a book sale I am there. Dollar Tree book aisle. Check. Garage sales. Uh huh. The public library will sometimes hold books for me to book box.

I take the books I will read. With those terrible West Texas blizzards, I keep enough books to be snowed in every winter. You may think that is stupid, but the COVID lockdowns partially vindicated my over caution. The rest of the books I sort into children and adults and box them up. I keep a couple boxes of each kind in my car, just in case. As I go about my routine I stop at nearby boxes.

With this system I don't always know which book went where. I just put the right number of inches worth of books in the box and the numbers in the app.

I appreciate people telling me when they take my books because it gives me an idea of what kind of things should be in which boxes.

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