Friday, January 30, 2009

I came, I saw, I cleaned...

Right now I've been prepping for the Akron Reading Festival. Our bookgroup, the Rubber City Book Posse, is going to be giving away 1000 bookcrossed books to people and families from all around the NE Ohio area.

Last year we were able to give away about 627 books, and this year I anticipate even more books, possibly closer to 1500 books. There are a lot of things that are involved with getting books ready... I have to gather them, register them on the bookcrossing website and then label them and then place them in bins in order to transport them.

The good news is that I'm able to get rid of a bunch of books that have been in the spare room. My grandparents and my book buddy at work also donated close to 200 books, so that's in addition to a lot of mine. I hope I can come to the festival with at least 300 books, which should be no problem.

And while I'm cleaning up that room, I've been trying to get the desk and other stuff in place to actually have a usable workspace. I've converted the desk into a craft/writing table. I still have to go through the drawers, but that can wait. The little table is next to it (inherited from family) and I was able to put my Expression on that table and plug it in. Now it has a dedicated spot.
I have my stamps in a big container just under the table and a tote full of supplies next to it. I have a lot of stuff that still needs to be organized, but that can wait until after the festival.
It'll be cool to have a dedicated place, I want to spend more time this year reading, writing and scrapping/cardmaking.

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