in Introduce yourself, if you're ready to come out from behind the curtains where you've been hiding
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:23 am
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I've realised that I never really talked about myself before on this site, largely because my focus has been elsewhere, trying to get a business off the ground, and this forum is one piece of it. I always think that "who am I" is pretty self-evident; I am someone who loves writing and books, and anything to do with both. To that end, I just recently opened Bottom of The Box Books, which ideally will become part of my company (because a long time ago, I wanted to open a proper bookstore, and I still might someday, if I can find the right venue for a low enough price...). My first word was 'book.' Apparently, they mean everything to me, but now it has come time to sell many of the books I've had for too long, sitting in boxes, going unappreciated.
So here is Bottom of the Box, via Amazon, because I have a bookshop's amount of books sitting in boxes in my house that all need a new home. These are absolutely beautiful books that I bought and never used. Why. Well, unfortunately, I think if you ask "who is this person," in my case, you have the impulse to buy beautiful books, and there never seems to be enough time to actually read through them. I wish I could absorb the information inside of them by osmosis. If this were the perfect lifetime, I would have all the time in the world to just read, and no one would require more from me than that. I have spent the past 10-15 years collecting books, with the intention of reading them, but my good intentions are paving the way to Hell, it would seem.
I just sold my first book today, as a matter of fact, to someone in South Korea; a book about Egypt, of which I have many, since I went through a "collecting books about Egypt" phase. I don't think I'm going to make much of a profit, unfortunately, but it's either sell them or give them away. I'd rather that some person in South Korea has a book from the States that's otherwise hard for him to find, than letting it sit in one of my boxes.