Laura is a writer and librarian. When she isn't working, you can find her reading, watching Golden Girls on DVD, or eating green olives straight from the jar. Her style icon is still Clarissa Darling. She once saw Dennis Leary in Harvard Square and it was awesome.

Downsizing Your Bookshelf, Sans Tears

I recently downsized. Without second thought, I easily purged clothes, DVDs, and relics from junior high. I sat with a large collection of CDs from the mid-'90s, and, one by one, piled up their little plastic cases and donated them to the library.…
By Laura Brennan