Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Book Rescue

I love ratty old paperbacks like this one. Isn't it beautiful? It was on the counter at my favorite used book store waiting to be tossed into the trash *gasp* when all it really needed was a bit of glue and some tape. The proprietor saw me fondling it and said I could go ahead and take it if I wanted. So I cradled it all the way home and nursed back into reading shape. Hopefully it's not missing any pages . . . ?

8 comments:

Sam said...

I love tatty paperbacks too, they look like they have been loved. The Woman in White is a great read too :)

Trish said...

Every book should be this well-loved before it's retired.

I've heard good things about The Woman in White so I am quite looking forward to reading it.

oreneta said...

They were going to *sob* throw it out!!!

So glad you rescued it!

Trish said...

I know! What a crime. I was there at just the right moment.

couchpotatocritic said...

I love a good ratty paperback -- it means it's seen a lot of readers and a lot of love. And The Woman in White is certainly worth being loved.

Trish said...

Seen a lot of readers, that's for sure. And I'm always optimistic that the rattyness is from love and not from being thrown across the room *ahem* as I have done, on occasion, when an otherwise good book has failed me at the end.

Cold Mountain, I'm looking at you.

Julie said...

I just came upon your blog, and I love it! This is the second time this week I've seen a blog entry about The Woman in White, it's definitely next on my to-read list.

Trish said...

Thanks Julie, drop in anytime.

Yes, The Woman in White seems to be a popular one. I hadn't even heard of it until last year when I started dabbling in Victorian literature, and now I'm seeing it on everyone's lists.