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 […]
Recent Acquisitions: Speech and Personality Books
I was in Austin, Texas, for the long, hot, weekend and was mostly spending time with family, so I got only a few moments of shopping in at the amazing Uncommon Objects. I could have spent hours there! But due to my uncanny ability to focus and look for and find advice books in high-pressure situations […]
What’s on my bookshelf?
I cleaned up my office this weekend, so that means things have been straightened enough to take some not-so-embarrasing photos of the bookshelves. I like to do this every so often to remind myself of how I organized things at any given time, and how the collection has grown. The current shelves are a bit […]
Stone Ridge Book Sale this weekend!
In previous years, I’ve picked up some good used book finds at the Stone Ridge Book Sale. The event returns this weekend, in Bethesda, Maryland. That Monday $10 a bag sale is particularly enticing ~ if the government ends up furloughing this weekend I’ll have some extra time on my hands, anyway!
Speaking of Marriage…
Just saw this over at Boing Boing: images from and commentary about a 1962 book titled When you Marry.
Future Advice Book Collectors, Take Note
Just came across this handy list, for anyone thinking of starting a book collection in oh, about 50 years. Just think, your collection could take a loving look back on the quaint era of the early 2000s!
Awful Library Books
What may not belong in a library any longer, could have a home on my bookshelf. These books are great, in an awful way, as the bloggers so rightly describe. Librarians, send them my way!
There’s a new biography out, by Mark Adams, about one of my favorite authors, Bernarr Macfadden. It’s called How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and the Ultimate Starvation Diet. The Post had a review today – I haven’t read the book yet but plan to pick up a copy!
Birthday Chats with Tomorrow’s Man – a little family history
cover Originally uploaded by Miss Abigail. I recently had the pleasure of hearing from a woman named Robin, the granddaughter of Louis Le Claire Jones, author of the 1940 Birthday Chats with Tomorrow’s Man. She had done a Google search after finding a photocopy of her grandfather’s book and stumbled across this site. She writes […]
Cataloging in the New Year
I’ve been spending the last few weeks adding more of my many, many books to my LibraryThing catalog. I’m up to over 550! Woohoo! About halfway there! (This is a slooow, manual process, since most of my books don’t have ISBNs or LCCNs I can’t take advantage of their auto-import function.) My book database originally […]