On this sweet and poignant LibraryThing message board, bookish types discuss the things they've found serving as book-marks in the books they've collected. I've always loved used-book impromptu bookmarks -- I even gave them a passage in my story Craphound: " The
control-room in the middle of the carousel had a stack of paperback sci-fi
novels, Ace Doubles that had two books bound back-to-back, and when you finished
the first, you turned it over and read the other. Fyodor let me keep them, and
there was a pawn-ticket in one from Macon, Georgia, for a transistor radio."
I have about 6 or 7 journals written in the 30's and 40's by a german woman who is in the midst of an unpleasant marriage with an alcoholic and in those I found several items-a doberman's head cut out of a color magazine, drycleaning papers with pins stuck in them, newspaper articles about Russia preparing for war with Japan "this spring", a postcard for ordering a subscription of Coronet"? A price tag with pin from Wanamaker's a poem entitled Adolf Hitler lied! in german, I'll be back to finish tom'w, too tired tonight<
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