Friday, December 10, 2010

Converts and Books: An Obsession

I don't think I'm alone in the convert world as being someone obsessed with books. Jews are the People of the Book, after all! However, I think I'm taking this a little too literally.

My late Chanukah present to myself arrived! In my defense, I got an amazing deal! Of course, it's only 5 months until I move to the NYC area, and I have several books of "easier" material I need to cover before moving on to these. Therefore, I should have been smart and shipped these to my parents' house instead. Unfortunately, I'm not that smart, so they're being packed in the car as well.

And this is the great majority of what I'm hauling to my parents' house this week. I would estimate that about half of these books are Jewish-related in some way. (Partially thanks to a ridiculous amount of Jewish cookbooks.) If someone decides to break into my car and rob me blind, I feel sorry for the guy.

Clearly, books are a disease, and I've got the fever! (Unfortunately, cowbell will not help this fever.)

Shabbat Shalom, all! Enjoy a nice book for me on Shabbos afternoon! If you live in the greater Los Angeles area, be on the lookout for me!


  1. I just rearranged my bookshelf with the new volumes I got for Chanukah - beautiful!

  2. Oh man, Kayla, I'm more than a little disappointed that it's going to be another 5 months before I can put my bookshelves in order! What books did you get?

  3. My friend bought me a set of Artscroll Machzorim and the Artscroll Chumash w/Rashi. :D