26 April 2010

'Tis the season

Here are two stacks of books someone left in my apartment lobby this weekend. I find the tension between business advice and GRE prep to be particularly poignant.

My own manic bout of spring cleaning involved practically everything except books, and I would be hard-pressed to tell you what was so funny about the guy in front of me at the Salvation Army on Saturday donating a copy of THE MISTS OF AVALON, but... that happened. I guess if you don't get the joke, there is a copy on the West Side waiting for you, likely for cheap.

If you are feeling a similar need to tidy up, I recommend Erin Doland's UNCLUTTER YOUR LIFE IN ONE WEEK. Doland runs a really excellent lifehacking blog (yes, "unclutter" and "unbooken" are second cousins) but the book doesn't repeat her advice so much as break it up into manageable chunks. In my case, "one week" was more like "a few odd hours here and there and one really rainy weekend," but it still helped.

1 comment:

Wade Garrett said...

I love the business school/GRE prep book contrast - tortured former liberal arts majors are my people.