Booking A Party

Mom and I belong to a book club, which has been in existence since 1878 (no, we are not original members). One of the things the club does is have a pitch-in lunch in July at the retreat/yoga center and home of two sisters who are members of the club.

And one of the things we do at the pitch-in is table some books.

Everybody who has books they’re ready to pass on to another home brings them, and we put all the books on the table. Then we all rummage through them and take the books we want. Any leftovers are donated somewhere.

Here’s my haul for this year:books2013DEATH IN A HAMMOCK, KRAMER VS. KRAMER, KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL, CULTURE AND HORTICULTURE, WRITING FOR YOUR LIFE, and THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF SIGNS & SYMBOLS. Cool, eh?

Actually, that’s only about half of my haul. I also got at least that many books on arts and crafts and games for children, since our #1 daughter does library programs for wee children.

~sigh~ I love books.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character picks up a used book somewhere and, long after he or she has forgotten where he or she got it, finds something alarming or intriguing in it.

MA

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  1. Jane

    July 11, 2013 at 9:28am

    OH OH! That happened to me!
    Once, I bought a 1880’s book about ladies and later found a photo of a lady walking past a bronwstone (?) after a significant snowfall. NYC? Don’t know.
    Another was the 19th centure advice for ladies book, in which I found numerous tufts of hair tied up with silk sewing thread. All hisr from different individuals. Oh, thos crazy Victorians!
    Thirdly, was my beautifullly decorated empty-journal find at the flea market. Some time later, I realized it was not empty, but that the first page contained a carefully scripted spell by a Lady of the Green. Now that’s not creeepy at all.

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  2. Terry Cramer
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    July 12, 2013 at 2:13am

    This looks like a lot of fun. My dogs are always asking me to teach them to read. Maybe this could help get us started.

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      Marian Allen
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      July 12, 2013 at 8:33am

      I recommend WALKING IN CIRCLES BEFORE LYING DOWN by Merrill Markoe. I got my copy at one of these book swaps, and I will never pass it on! If I find a second copy, though, I’ll buy it and pass THAT one on. Oh, how I love that book!
      Marian Allen would love to share..All About Me All AboutMy Profile

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