Re: back swot on a British snot

From: John P Baumgardner <>
Date: Tue Jan 28 2003 - 10:56:51 EST

One more note on my love of used books - I love to find old bookmarks,
inscriptions, notes or anything inside an old paperback. I'd rather have a
note inside the cover, such as a father giving the book as a gift for
Christmas '62, than the author's signature. I try to write a note in every
book I give (and I love to give them). And I always leave the book store
receipt tucked somewhere in the book. Little memorabilia that someone down
the road may find fascinating. Hopefully even more fascinating than a
lousy signature.

John Baumgardner

PS. I just read a copy of Slaughter House Five that was chock full of
notes. Some of them opened my eyes to a whole new perspective, some were
flat out off the mark. It was like reading a book and discussing it at the
same time (as long as one enjoys the listening end of discussions). It was
almost Tralfamadorian.

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    Or are the rumours true that the Yanks have largely given
    all that up now & spend their evenings watching games
    on television while bloating on hamburgers & fizzy drinks?

    Sourpuss B.

I sat upon my couch (American Throne) this past sunday and watched THE game
and enjoyed myself very much and I had a few fizzy grain drinks as well.
Like Al Bundy a relived my glory days. I guess when all you have is
and english cuisine, books are that much more important.

Concerning book collecting, I am similiar to John in that I don't care
1st edition etc, I just rather have the story, many of my books are nothing
more than printed bond paper down loaded from the internet bound in metal
brad paper binders. In fact a friend recently laughed at me when I loaned
him my copy of George McDonald's _Lilith_ in this format.

Scottie, we Americans believe in having it all, fizzy drinks, Football, and
books. We leave the life lorn stiff upper lip crap to you bombastic chaps
across the pond.

Daniel (who din't score four touch downs in one high school football game
but had many great open field tackles)
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