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Tales from the Secret Annex
by Anne Frank | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by JessicaEby of Cambridge, Ontario Canada on 2/14/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by JessicaEby from Cambridge, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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I bought this at a charity shop near the end of 2016, and it has been with me since. In 2017, I was doing a Canada 150 project in which my reading/bookcrossing activity was dedicated to Canadian stories, so I am just registering this book now.

In 2011 I was Anne in a stage production of The Diary of Anne Frank as well as the production's dramaturg. Much of my life at that time was dedicated to studying Anne and hers, and as a result I've read a lot of stuff that has any connection to Anne. I have read this book in the past, and I enjoyed it. It is a nice compliment to Anne's diary and I found it interesting to read her memoir/diary type of writings interspersed with her fiction. My favourite piece in this book is "My First Interview," speaking of which, my husband has read some of this book, too-- I recommended it to him (and lent him a copy) as character research during the aforementioned stage production as he was playing Peter Van Daan (we met when cast opposite each other in that play, became friends during the rehearsal and production process, and started dating the summer after our show closed).

Since I last read this book, I have been to the Netherlands and visited the real life Secret Annex (we went to the Netherlands for our honeymoon; Anne Frank House was our first stop after checking in to our guesthouse), and I have found that reading things like "My First Interview" touch me differently now that I've stood in the same spots she describes, etc.

Anyway, I noticed that there is now a Little Free Library on the same little one-way street that has the Stage Door Entrance to the theatre where we did our play. Seeing the LFL in that location made me want to release this book there, in sight of the building that held our own little Secret Annex-- the place where our tale began.  

Journal Entry 2 by JessicaEby at Warnock Street Little Free Library in Cambridge, Ontario Canada on Thursday, February 15, 2018

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Released 1 mo ago (2/15/2018 UTC) at Warnock Street Little Free Library in Cambridge, Ontario Canada


After our Valentine's Day dinner date, my husband and I visited the LFL across from the theatre where we met and left this book there.

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This book was released as part of the "52 Towns in 52 Weeks" Release Challenge. Cambridge was Town #4 for me this year! 

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