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Nuvem de Etiquetas, Nuvem de Autores, Espelho de etiquetas
Nov 26, 2006
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The old ones are my favorites, particularly old children's textbooks from the 1920's through the 1960's, Cherry Ames novels, kids' activity books with projects for rainy days, etc. Anything on use of the English language (old grammars, how to write); sappy novels from the 1930's and 1940's; humor from Benchley, Lardner, and Thurber; old treatments of places I've lived (New Jersey, Philadelphia, Texas, Ohio, Connecticut); vintage gardening, cookery, and housekeeping books; old Christian devotional lit, Sunday School materials, and Bibles.

I love reading an old book and thinking of all the people who read it before me! I feel a time-traveler's connection to them, and to the time; I think of what was going on in the world when they were reading the book. Sort of puts my own life into better perspective.

I also like newer books on all the above-mentioned subjects.

I've added some of my favorites first (many are packed away for now), in no particular order... kind of like compiling a list of what I would grab from the house if there were a fire! As time goes on, I hope to catalog my entire home library here.
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I'm a public librarian who loves books (even though being a librarian is more about technology than print these days). Unfortunately, I have so many books that the majority are in boxes in my basement and in a storage garage. Previous jobs have included teaching, tutoring, counseling, and retail sales. (Library work really combines all of these.)
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