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Source: Detroit Library

I’ve had people tell me that dropping your belongings is as easy as just going to the Goodwill and unloading it all on them.  And while that may work for most of us, there are tons of other options that are frequently over-look.  Here’s a quick guide on how to make the most of those old printed classics.
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Her Gift

Great Masters of American Art

Have you ever received a gift that made you wince, no matter how hard you tried to like it?  She bought me a thick, lovely, little book on the “Great Masters of American Art.”  But every time I look at it, I can’t help but be reminded of a relationship that really tortured my first year of college.  Cue the dramatic organ.

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Book Week!

Book Week!

Happy New Year to Everyone!  Now, welcome to Book Week!

This whole week on Mawkish Kabob, I’ll be focusing entirely on books.  My family is moving house soon, and within the month I’ll either be looking for a new home or enjoying true homelessness.  That means, I need to start getting rid of more stuff at a much faster rate.  Book Week is just a neat and tidy culmination of all this pre-moving, my ownership of many, many books, and the mission objective of the blog: to give my belongings one last, heartfelt goodbye.

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Animorphs Collection

“Marco’s always saying you choose how to see the world. That you can look at what’s funny and cool, or you can focus on all the things that aren’t.

So I tried to follow Marco’s advice. I tried to turn my dreams to Cassie.

But even looking into her eyes, I still saw that doomed Howler falling.”

Excerpt from Animorphs #26

Someone once thought that the only reason I even liked Animorphs was because there was a character named “Marco” in the series. Pssh. Idiots. It was because there was a dude in there that could change into a tiger at will.

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1,000 Recordings to Hear Before "I" Die

If someone has any value, then what they say will have value.

It’s a relatively simple concept, because if we truly care about someone, we’ll truly care about what they have to say. And it comes back to the individual because if we find something valuable in ourselves, we’re more predisposed to share our thoughts and opinions with others. It’s not a bad thing, necessarily, and I’m all for it. I’m such a huge facebook slut for a reason. I’m also writing this blog for similar reasons: I want to share. But mostly I want to purge.

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