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Foods Men Like, and Other Musings
It’s been awhile but I thought I owed you a little update from Miss Abigail. I’m still here. As you may have noticed, I don’t update this much any longer but the archives are all still here for your perusal and enjoyment! Check out the topics on the right or do a search for a […]
Book Inventory Row 4: Caring for Your Hair and Eyes (and other parts)
This entry in the “what’s on my bookshelf” includes more health and fitness books, including some related to caring for your hair and eyes, a few Red Cross guidebooks, and a Christian fitness book. And for some reason the Sears Discovery Charm school binder sits on this shelf. I think it belongs elsewhere, but I […]
Sears Charm School Binder Available!
A message to all of the Sears Charm School attendees desperate to find a copy of the binder: Anne wrote to say that her school is doing a fundraiser for their library and auctioning off a Sears Charm School binder on eBay. “This was donated by one of our patrons, and the money raised from […]
Book Inventory Row Three: This Time, Horizontal!
A skinny third row down on my first bookcase demands that I stack them horizontally. The books this week are mostly health and some sex-related titles, including a book on stammering, one printed in Norwegian (from our last-summer adventures to BookTown), and a possibly self-published book from 1947, printed in Baltimore and signed by the […]
Book Inventory: Shelf 1, Row 2, in which I discover I file badly
I’m only on shelf one, row two, and I realize that I have sex books for kids mixed in with physical education textbooks, and other health books. Woops. I guess I should reorganize as I go, but eh, that’s not within scope of the project. 🙂 I also (re)discovered that I have a book from 1782 in […]
2015 Inventory of Collections: Shelf 1, Row 1: Health
Over the years I’ve done a so-so job of tracking which books are in my collection, from a long-ago database on my old Mac, to my website bibliography, and an ultimate move to Librarything.com which has been great and so much easier, but I’ve never managed to get all of my titles loaded. So for […]
Happy New Year everyone! I’ve been bringing in the New Year by cleaning up my office, straightening my bookshelves and weeding out some duplicate copies of books. I plan to do some giveaways over the next few months to pass the extra copies along to others who might enjoy. Stay tuned here and on my […]
There have been some recent acquisitions to Miss Abigail’s collection to tell you about. This summer, while on I paid way too much for a book I couldn’t resist – it is titled: Manual of Health for Women: Plain advice in sickness and health (1906). Just look at this cover! It is “respectfully dedicated to the […]
Takoma Park (MD) Authors’ Book Sale
This Saturday, December 1, 2012, I’ll be signing and selling books at the 4th Annual Takoma Park Authors’ Book Sale. Details are below: ~~~~ Come meet Takoma Park authors, who will be selling and signing their books. There will be a great selection – and books make great holiday gifts! 4th ANNUAL TAKOMA PARK AUTHORS BOOK […]