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Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
9:34 pm
I find this odd.
I recently purchased a book from an online used book dealer.
*The Romanov Ransom* by Anne Armstrong Thompson

The inscription:

To all Friends of the Lexington Public Library
Best regards
Anne Armstrong Thompson

Thompson is from Lexington KY. Doesn't it seem odd that the public library would discard a book inscribed by a local author?

Current Mood: curious
Friday, August 19th, 2005
10:48 pm
From a copy of Suds in Your Eye, so very kindly gifted to me by shiredancer:

The first is dated February, 1946:

To Bud and Dot:
Two swell kids
who promise to be good

--the next time!

Also, in the cover of the same book:

With love to Anita from the Rummage Sale.
March, 1980.

Current Mood: amused
Sunday, June 5th, 2005
10:34 pm
On the inside cover of a used copy of Allen Ginsberg's Reality Sandwiches obtained over last Christmas, written in label-maker, no less:

"To Ms. Chugani,
From someone that always understood."

On the next, blank, page, still in thick black label-maker writing:

"What I regret
are not
the roads I journeyed
down that got
me where I'm at
But all the signs
that I ignored
that said to me
wrong way."

On the inside of the back cover:


Additionally, there are three marks on the front cover that are clearly from pieces of label-maker being peeled off. My biggest question is, why did Ms. Chugani give it away?
Wednesday, April 27th, 2005
3:48 pm
23 days before I was born. Typos are sic.
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Dearest Devon,

This is a very special little book, for it may serve as a special carpet with which to jouney to beautiful places that few to many visit.

Like you my love, this is an extraordinarly special book, so what finer thing than for the very special book to belong to a very special little girl.

I love you,
3:40 pm
Bertrand Russell, On God and Religion.

Read this.
Pray. Then
give it back!

P.S. "God, you gave us
insufficient proof!" -B.R.
Thursday, March 31st, 2005
11:17 pm
Sunday, March 13th, 2005
11:04 pm
Moving sale ALL MUST GO
Books books and more books!!!
Fiction, non-fiction, foreign language, TEXTBOOKS!! CDs and VHS too

See http://www.livejournal.com/users/europeanfemme/
for listings and user info for details.
Saturday, January 29th, 2005
5:17 am
Found this in a book I bought at the library. It's kind of sad, when you think about it..

This was in a book I got for my 17th birthday:
Dennis is my father's older brother, and Frank is my mother's little brother.

Current Mood: groggy
Friday, July 30th, 2004
12:49 pm

This is my first post. I used to work in a charity shop, so found some odd things in books. The most notable was someone's wedding snap.

I bought this book about a month ago:

In a copy of Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro

Your's in spades darling
Happy valentine


which becomes more poignant after you look on Amazon - the book was released on the 5th Jan 2004.

Guess that didn't work out then.

Ironically, the tagline says "True love never goes out of fashion"

Current Mood: melancholy
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2004
5:10 am
Thought I'd share this book journal entry about a used book and what was written inside..
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