Read on…

 I’m trying to get through a couple of books before the ‘date stamp’ of December 8th!  Our library has about 3,ooo books to choose from, but this one just begged me to be brought home. The cover appealed to me from a box of books which had just been delivered! I’m the first to read it and the book is pristine!



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    thepocket Says:

    There is nothing better than a brand new book. I love the smell, the perfect spine and knowing I’m the first to flick through the pages. I very often choose a book by its cover.

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    misslionheart Says:

    Yes, it just makes the book more appealing.

  3. 3

    The cover alone is appealing!

  4. 4
    misslionheart Says:

    I know! Even if I never read it, it looks nice on my desk!

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    earthpal Says:

    I love new books too and I am often attracted to a book simply because of it’s cover. But I have to say I just love the smell of musty old books in second-hand bookshops.

    I love books that are worn and tatty and curling up at the edges because this means they’ve been read over and over…exactly what they’re meant for.

    My kids have a few special and beloved books that are just like this because they’ve been read over and over so many times.

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    MO Says:

    I’ve never read Pomegranate Soup.

  7. 7
    misslionheart Says:

    Really? Still stuck on the Take a Breaks?

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    thepocket Says:

    I agree with how nice it is to own a book that has been read some many times that it takes on a story of its own. Have you heard about the idea of reading a book and leaving it in a public place so someone else can find it and read it. You write a message inside the cover and ask them to do the same, so a good story get passed around. I think I might give it a go.

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    earthpal Says:

    Yes, I’ve heard of it in the form of Bookcrossing. I’ve never done it myself.

    I quite fancy the idea of becoming a “Bookcrosser” and I would just love to find a book that has been left by one.

    Here’s the Bookcrossing website:

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    misslionheart Says:

    I registered!

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    earthpal Says:

    Great. So which book? And where will you leave it?

  12. 12
    misslionheart Says:

    ‘A Cooks Tour’ by Anthony Bourdain. Remember I blogged about it? I’ll leave it in my local cafe…

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    thepocket Says:

    I love the idea but I love my books and would find it so hard to part with them.

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