Thursday, 29 September 2005

Excerpt from ' The Little Prince '

"And at night you will look up at the stars. My star will just be oneof the stars, for you. And so you will love to watch all the stars inthe heavens. In one of those stars I shall be living. In one of them Ishall be laughing. And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes allsorrows), you will be content that you have known me."

Antoine de St. Exupery, The Little Prince

Thursday, 22 September 2005

Book Relay - A Kiss from Maddalena

This arrived today with a super Book Crossing logo book mark from sally 906. To follow the book's travel's click HERE

Sunday, 18 September 2005

I found four boxes of books in the garage today and registered the lot onto my bookshelf at BookCrossing.

Current mood: exhausted.

Book Quotations

A Pound of Paper by John Baxter

Page 51-52."Collectors abominate lending libraries. ..........Restoring a library book to collectable condition is like trying to return a Kentucky Fried Chicken to the state of health where it can lay an egg"

Page 86."To me, bookshops have always seemed as rivers do to a fisherman; maybe it's a reflection of Melville's comment in Moby Dick that all thinking people will find their way, sooner or later, to running water."

Page 191."The best fishing, as every angler knows, is found where other fisherman are not"

Patience & Fortitude by Nicholas Basbaines

Page 71
What a place to be in is an old library! It seems as though all the souls of all the writers, that have bequeathed their labours to these Bodleians, were reposing here, as in some dormitory, or middle state. I do not want to handle, to profane the leaves, their winding sheets. I could as soon dislodge a shade. I seem to inhale learning, walking amid their foliage; and the odor of their moth-scented coverings is fragrant as the first bloom of those sciential apples which grew amid the happy orchard."~~~~Charles Lamb, Oxford in the Vacation

Thursday, 8 September 2005

Book Crossing wild release

My first ever wild release is caught.

We went over to a local pub for dinner with my cousin. On the way in, at about 7pm, I left a book, A twist in the tale by Jeffery Archer, by the time we left the book had gone. When I got home at about 10.30pm I had a journal entry timed at 7.40pm to say the book had been caught.
If you click the link above, you can see what happens to the book and where it is now.


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