Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller's Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages

Registered by elizardbreath of Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on 5/18/2016
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by elizardbreath from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Wednesday, May 18, 2016
I ordered this from Amazon.com last week with some money I earned from promoting Calphalon cookware on my blog.

Journal Entry 2 by elizardbreath at Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Such a fun book! I really enjoyed looking through this and now want to go through all my old books looking for treasures! I think I'll make an effort to leave a little something behind in the books I pass on---just for fun! In fact, I'll start with this one!

Some of my favorite finds of this book include the photo from Sara Teasdale's father, the very old letters from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and the family temperance pledge from 1899. My mom, brother, and I signed a similar pledge around 1988 or so. :)

I'm setting this aside for release in the Books About Things bookbox.

Releasing into the Biographies of Things bookbox.

To the finder of this book:

This book is gift, no strings attached, from me to you. You may keep it forever, pass it along to a friend, or release it into the wild to be found by someone else.

If you are new to BookCrossing, welcome! Enjoy the site, the book, and the BookCrossing community. I hope you'll join us...it's free! If you do, please consider using me, elizardbreath, as your referring member. You can even remain anonymous if you wish!

I hope you'll make a brief journal entry so all the previous and future readers can track this book's journey.

Thanks, and Happy BookCrossing! :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, June 02, 2016
Taking from the Things bookbox. Thanks.

Journal Entry 5 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, June 02, 2016
read and leaving already! Interesting collection. I find things in some used books, but nothing like what this bookseller has found.

Journal Entry 6 by wingNancyNovawing at ~ RABCK ~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Thursday, June 02, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (6/3/2016 UTC) at ~ RABCK ~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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A wishlist rabck Enjoy

If you aren't familiar with Bookcrossing, take a few minutes to check out this very cool site. Bookcrossers LOVE books, and more than anything, they love to read books and then set them free for other people to find and enjoy. I would love it if you would leave a journal entry -- you can say where you found the book or how you liked it when you read it. Then, when you are ready, pass it along for someone else to enjoy! Thanks and happy reading!

Journal Entry 7 by wingMoody-Bluewing at Meers, Oklahoma USA on Tuesday, June 14, 2016
NO. WAY! This is a real gift. I'm a compulsive bookmark collector and -have- to match the cover of my current read with a coordinating marker. Whenever I buy a used book, I always hold my breath as I look through, hoping for a forgotten bookmark. Recent finds have been an airplane ticket and a bookstore receipt (which was more fun than you would think because it came from a store about 450 miles away and I've been in it, so can totally picture it). Anyway, I know I'm going to appreciate this book because every found marker is a mini-treasure, even if it's just an old Garfield joke card. :) Thank you!

Journal Entry 8 by wingMoody-Bluewing at Meers, Oklahoma USA on Sunday, June 26, 2016
I was completely charmed by the idea of this book, but just a bit disappointed in the execution. I would have preferred the coffee table book format so the items were bigger, allowing us to try and read the neat old handwriting. Still, I think I'll start following the author's blog so I can see more. I've already found a great new recipe in this book -- what else is waiting to be discovered?

Journal Entry 9 by wingMoody-Bluewing at Meers, Oklahoma USA on Sunday, February 05, 2017
Offered up during Round 5 of booklady331’s Non-fiction VBB

Journal Entry 10 by wingMoody-Bluewing at Meers, Oklahoma USA on Friday, March 03, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (3/3/2017 UTC) at Meers, Oklahoma USA

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Heading to the post office, on the way to Virginia. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 11 by wingFiregirlwing at Annandale, Virginia USA on Thursday, March 09, 2017
Arrived safe and sound! I'm looking forward to this - while I have plenty of bookmarks (many courtesy of generous Bookcrossers), I do have moments where I don't have one close at hand and use any random thing. It will be fun to see what the author has discovered. Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 12 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Annandale, Virginia USA on Thursday, June 29, 2017
I agree with Moody-Blue that I think this book would have been better in a larger format, since the author does include photos of the items. In short, though, I did enjoy this. The author has obviously selected interesting items from his collection, not all the things he has found. Other books I have read in a similar vein (one on found grocery lists, for example) were not so selective and quickly became tedious. This was a good variety and a pleasant distraction to pick up now and again.

Journal Entry 13 by wingFiregirlwing at Annandale, Virginia USA on Thursday, June 29, 2017
Ooops! That above entry was me. I didn't realize the site had logged me out.

Journal Entry 14 by wingFiregirlwing at Annandale, Virginia USA on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (6/29/2017 UTC) at Annandale, Virginia USA

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Wishlist book being sent out as a thank-you for extreme generosity. Enjoy! (Counts for the 2017 "Keep Them Moving" challenge.)

Journal Entry 15 by wingwaterfallingwing at Rockledge, Florida USA on Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Arrived with today's mail. Thanks so much for sending something on from my wish list.

Journal Entry 16 by wingwaterfallingwing at Rockledge, Florida USA on Friday, September 29, 2017
Interesting read. I've found an ultrasound pic in a book. I've also found a lottery scratch ticket in one, and when I scratched it, found that I had won $1.

Journal Entry 17 by wingwaterfallingwing at Rockledge, Florida USA on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (12/27/2017 UTC) at Rockledge, Florida USA

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Sent on as requested from the NonFic VBB.

Journal Entry 18 by wingBkind2bookswing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Another one that looks like something fun and quirky - thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 19 by wingBkind2bookswing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, January 29, 2019
I find this book hard to rate.

On one hand, it’s small and easy to read. This is a collection of the unusual finds that the author, a used bookseller, has found in the books. There are bookmarks, naturally, but there are also photos, letters, advertisements, receipts, cards, leaves, razor blades (!), and other ephemera. It is collected in a way that also shows us the book that these various found objects were found in. Most of the time there is little, if any, relationship between the book and the bookmark. Yet, there are those times when, whether by accident or intention, the book and bookmark seem destined for each other: a penciled sheet of music in a 1911 Glee and Chorus Book or a Yeats poem “A Prayer for My Daughter” in a 1998 Cutting: Understanding & Overcoming Self-Mutilation or a family portrait found in an 1880 Bible.

But there’s the other hand - these are fascinating bits of history in many ways and we get very little in the way of details. The reproductions of the letters is poor - and I realize that there are usually, but not always, an attempt at a printed transcription (and even there - couldn’t the publisher use a readable font??) . Some of miscellany is too small (less than half a page) to see the details in the advertisement or receipt, while other items like two small 1957 dog tags and the book they were found in merit an entire page. All in all, it just came off as interesting, but very uneven.

Journal Entry 20 by wingBkind2bookswing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Released 7 mos ago (6/4/2019 UTC) at Clarksville, Tennessee USA

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Sending in the wishlist tag game - enjoy!

Journal Entry 21 by wingkaila-annwing at Galivants Ferry, South Carolina USA on Friday, June 07, 2019
This arrived today, safe and sound. Thank you so much!!

Journal Entry 22 by wingkaila-annwing at Galivants Ferry, South Carolina USA on Friday, August 30, 2019
Reserved for wishlist tag game. Will be sent on once it is read.

A quick, enjoyable little read about some of the things people leave in books. The author runs a bookstore with his family and started cataloguing some of his finds. I always enjoy finding ticket stubs and receipts in the used books that I buy so this was interesting read for me.

Journal Entry 23 by wingkaila-annwing at -- By post or by hand --, South Carolina USA on Monday, September 16, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (9/16/2019 UTC) at -- By post or by hand --, South Carolina USA

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Sent off as part of the wishlist tag game - enjoy!

Journal Entry 24 by wingethereawing at Little Rock, Arkansas USA on Sunday, September 22, 2019
Thank you, kaila-ann! I'm looking through this and I know I'll enjoy it

Journal Entry 25 by wingethereawing at Little Rock, Arkansas USA on Friday, November 29, 2019
I enjoyed this book, but like Moody-Blue felt as it should have been larger as some of the pictures were really small for my old eyes.
I've found another reader for this courtesy of the wishlist tag game https://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/10/558029/
Releasing at the post office today!

Journal Entry 26 by wingethereawing at Wishlist Tag Game , A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, November 29, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (11/29/2019 UTC) at Wishlist Tag Game , A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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I'm sending this to BOOKWORMINUSALL as I've tagged her in the Wishlist Tag Game! Hope you like it!

Journal Entry 27 by BOOKWORMINUSALL at Mesa, Arizona USA on Thursday, December 05, 2019
Like it...I LOVE it...THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for sending me this book I wished for on 6/3/2017, etherea!!! : ) HOW FUN to see how it's travelled between BCers, sadly I've no time to read the entries now. My Mailman, who had already delivered to my home earlier today, pulled up as I was backing out of the driveway and personally handed it to me through my window!!! : ) I'm between more hospital tests (I'm off again in the morning), so I won't have time to really enjoy it, or the two bookmarks & two large round Official BookCrossing Book stickers just yet, but I wanted to make certain to make a Journal Entry and THANK YOU for the DAY BRIGHTENER!!! : D

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