trying to pare down my books. if you have endless amounts of space then why bother but i have neither that nor the apparent capacity to read. fortunately a used bookstore opened down the block mid-pandemic. the girl must have money and time to burn but if you like books it looks like a fun endeavor. she just has a desk in their and probably does a lot of reading and book chatting. i get it. 

so i asked if she took donations because i just want to get rid of them at this point and putting them in a box outside doesnt mean theyll necessarily find a good home. there is a little share a book kiosk, very little, up on rivington but thats has provided me with much joy and this is about me, of course. also, just a pain in the ass to remember to grab a couple of books should i be heading out in that direction.

*bathroom break*

ahhh, is this still going?

pickles. she trades books for pickles. im curious to see if the books are evaluated or its just a thanks for making the effort sort of deal. 

ill keep you posted.

- dave 6-13-2021 12:37 pm

- dave 6-13-2021 12:47 pm [add a comment]

Having never read Dostoyevsky I can't make a pickle joke but there must be one.

- steve 6-13-2021 1:20 pm [add a comment]

dostoevsky is lousy with pickles.

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my pickles.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground

“Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering... but, still, with pickles there is hope.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky

“To love is to suffer and there can be no love otherwise except for pickles whose love for you requires no return and yet you give it with all your heart.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground

- dave 6-13-2021 1:43 pm [add a comment]

as far as i can tell ghost in the shell is the only graphic novel i own and the science fiction selection is miniscule as are the number of female writers. did they exist before 1990? who can say? and i have one book by and another about web dubois. pretty sure there is a black character in huck finn though and a couple in heart of darkness. well maybe not characters per se. and fantasy, uhhh, who reads that?

- dave 6-13-2021 2:44 pm [add a comment]

- Skinny 6-13-2021 8:01 pm [add a comment]

dostoyevsky would have killed it on tiktok. "if god does not exist then everything is permitted" is practically their mission statement. that and "amuse yourself to death, capitalist pigs."

*now my awesome joke is ruined but we cant have spammers sitting on our steps at no cost*

- dave 6-14-2021 1:02 pm [add a comment]

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