I started a new job nearly two weeks ago and am finding I have less and less time for both reading and for blogging. I’ll try to post a couple times a week but I probably won’t have the time for a while for daily posting.
Pop up books are so much fun but they also don’t hold up well because they are so delicate. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for a child who has learned to be careful when turning pages.
No, I didn’t find a diamond ring in a returned book at the library, but someone else did! Can you imagine waking up one morning and not being able to remember where you put your ring? How embarrassing.
Checking in books for hours at time must be mind numbing work. I’ve never worked in that part of a library, but I would think finding the occasional “bookmark” made the job more interesting. I’m sure the people I worked with at the library found their fair share of unusual items left in books.
But others have found all sorts of unusual items presumably used as bookmarks: a strip of bacon, a condom (unused!), an 1879 marriage certificate, a golf scorecard signed by Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, and even a $100 bill.
Check out this article to discover what other items have been left behind in books!
This was created by Canadian artist, Tom Bendtsen. It is made of 10,000 books and is 10 feet tall!
This is a classic clock that I think any bibliophile would love to received as a gift. It’s $27.99 and available from Perpetual Kid.
If you have young children or grandchildren, you might enjoy this site. It’s not the same as having a child curl up in your lap with a book, but it might work if you are homebound or are looking for something new. Click on the logo above for more information.
I severely near-sighted so I would love to have one of these bookcases across from my bed. That way I’d easily be able to tell the time in the morning. Available from Anka Manufacturing Co.
Wow! This is so cool. Apparently this is a project, called Touch-Hear, wherein you would place your finger on a word or phrase in a book, to either hear the the prounciation or discover its meaning. No more putting down your book and searching for your dictionary. I would love to have this technology.