We have a lot of books.
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PDaughter is fortunate that her collection contained many books of the Young Adult genre. YA is super-hot. Today's teenagers have a lot of disposable income and a nearly insatiable appetite for stories about vampires, dystopian societies, doomed romances, and cancer. One of these days, some savvy writer is going to concoct a tale about a post-apocalyptic vampire in love with a cancer patient from the wrong side of the tracks and make all the money. The movie series will star Emma Stone and Anton Yelchin. Mark my words.
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Anyway, PDaughter assembled a couple of boxes of books to sell to Half Price Books. She got a pretty decent amount for them. They included favorites like The Fault in Our Stars, Thirteen Reasons Why, Scat, Holes, Monument 14, and The Secret Garden. Pretty much all guaranteed to sell when put out on the shelves.
All books she was completely willing to part with. With which she was willing to part. Whatever.
And I was fine with her choices. They were her books, so it was her decision to keep or sell them.
I was also really, really fine with the books she adamantly wanted to keep. They included:
Catch-22, Joseph Heller
The Picture of Dorian Grey, Oscar Wilde
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
The Owl and the Pussycat and Other Poems, Edward Lear
The Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling
Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift
All of the James Bond novels, Ian Fleming
She's embracing the change that's coming in her life, and she's doing it by affirming and refining the person she is and wants to be.
Goddamn, she's an amazing person.
She's got me reading In Cold Blood now. She said she loved it.
And that's good enough for me.