Hi king fans, welcome back to another blog post.
As some of you are well aware, along with writing, frisbee and a chemistry degree, I also volunteer at the local charity shop during the week. I volunteer at my local branch of Scope and I love it! It's not only a charity I feel passionately about but in addition to that, all of the people are so nice and the job itself is incredibly varied and rewarding to do.
Sometimes I'm strong enough to ignore the allure of the bookshelf, and then (more commonly) I have moments of weakness and come out of volunteering with a couple of books stashed away in my backpack, my purse a little lighter, and on the way to my bed for an evening of tea and stories.
It has gotten to the point now that whenever they get a new bunch of books in, Hannah (yep, the manager and I share the same name, but that's another story!), sets a couple aside she thinks I'll like so that I can get first dibs! Which is brilliant, because I get more books, but at the same time it isn't great because more books means less money and more distractions from things I should be doing, like lab reports and writing my own novel.
Another part of the problem is storage - because if one has a lot of books, they need somewhere to keep them. Sometimes, I'll donate the book back to the charity shop (often the very next week after I bought it), but when the book is too good to give back I'm left with the dilemma of where do I put it? At the moment, I seem to be shipping a few home at the weekends, and then select a few to go back with me so I have a rotating collection at uni. But my shelf is rapidly filling up, so it looks like I'll need to come up with another strategy soon - or another shelf!
That's all from me this time. I hope you all have a fantastic day! Bye! :)