A Rebuttal About Books

August 22nd, 2008 . by Jason

For real book lovers check out: “Building Bookshelves”

I will not deny that you two definitely have more books than the average college student couple. I would; however, offer a rebuttal to your claims that your friends don’t have books. Mainly because I like the word rebuttal and in order to use the word rebuttal I must offer a rebuttal. I may even throw in a dash of grammar mistakes just for fun :) There always fun to right especially knowing Melissas embarrassment when she finds out I did this.

I like to read books and even made an unusual number of trips to the library when I was younger, you should have seen the excitement on my face when I got my first library card. While in college, and without an office, I would spend all of my time between classes in the library. On my mission I had one cardboard box full of clothes and another equally sized cardboard box full of books. During an unplanned stay at the Mission President’s house I read several books while the other missionaries did who knows what.

Up until a couple of years ago I would have said that I had a good sized book collection. In my bedroom at my parents I had a corner stacked full of books and a nightstand crammed full of books. I also had one wall of the loft, which was a bookshelf, with books that I had at least read and which I would probably lay claim to if given the chance.

While at college and living with my friend we decided that we too did not have enough space for our books, so we made a bookshelf just like yours. I even documented the process of building a shelf online. It made me laugh a little when I saw your shelves because it reminded me of the shelf that we had made.

Then came the dreaded day, we moved to Indiana. Not that Indiana is dreadful, I am just thinking about the drive and the leaving everyone behind part. Melissa and I only had the interior space of our two cars to use for packing, so sacrifices would have to be made. At my parents in the basement we had carefully arranged all of our belongings in a line ranked from most to least important and were loaded into the cars accordingly. The majority of my books never even made it into the line and remained in their places to be joined with a majority of the books that I had taken with me and accumulated while in college.

Slowly over time I am sure that our book collection will recover from the amputation that it suffered when we moved out here. Until then I hope that you will accept our apology for not having a lot of books and consider us book people, although I don’t think we’ll ever surpass the number of books you have.

2 Responses to “A Rebuttal About Books”

  1. comment number 1 by: Alisha

    Your rebuttal is accepted.

    We have had the luxury of not moving more than 45 minutes from my home, and 5 hours from Jeff’s home. Even then, moving books is not fun. Personally, I don’t know how you got all the stuff you did into your cars.

    You can most definitely be considered book people. :)

  2. comment number 2 by: Melissa

    Ugh, yes. Eternally embarrassed.