Photo Vomit [20]: Old Books and Library Cards


I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of going to used books shops. I’ll never tire of walking in and taking a deep breath just to get a whiff of that old book smell.  I especially like it when I see an old library card at the back of old books. Like this one  at the back of a Longfellow’s poem collection.


I have to admit that I’m a little disappointed the card is void of borrowers. It would’ve been interesting to see a list of names, patrons of poetry written on the card. And dates. I would’ve loved to see the name of the last time someone borrowed it before it was put on a clearance bin for sale. 


As well on this old copy of Emma by Jane Austen. 
I’d like to think that the reason why these cards are empty was simply because they’re not the first cards on their sleeves, a refill, as it were. I’d like to think that the reason the books look so worn out is because they’ve been lent out, read far too many times to count, hence the “new” unfilled cards. It’s been years since I’ve been to the library. I tell myself that I’m doing my part by not borrowing books so others can borrow them instead of me. 
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Gratuitous Book Photo of the Week


The Bourbon Kings / J.R. Ward

It’s that kind of week, guys. When I can’t focus on any of the books that I have on my pile. And I don’t have any scheduled posts. So I’m practically grasping at straws. I hate skipping days though. I feel like if I miss a day without posting, it opens the door for excuses and hiatususesssss. At the same time, some people would just rather read something of quality than someone’s incoherent babbling. But who cares, right? I mean, I love reading your posts. So I don’t care if you talk about your cat, your neighbour’s cat, and how you want to get a tattoo of your neighbour’s cat. You write them, I’ll read them.

The book featured above is a recent acquisition. It’s very rare when I jump onto a book soon after I ripped the Amazon box it came from. The Bourbon Kings became somewhat of a precioussss commodity when I first heard about it, so of course I had to read it right away.

I don’t really have anything concrete to talk about today, except to share this gratuitous book photo of the week. I mean, if you’re like me, you probably spend hours on Tumblr and Instagram looking at #bookporn. I thought, why not? It could be a thing. I could do this semi-regularly. I could post a random picture of a book and talk about my day. 🙂

I hope you’re all having a great week. I can practically taste the weekend. It’s long weekend for us, Canadians (yay!).

Happy reading! 
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