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Mystery Monday: Bodybuilder Bookplate

What do a giant squirrel and a he-man wearing a leafy loin cloth and a laurel wreath have in common?  Emblematic bookplates like the one shown to the left (Penn Libraries: … 423 more words

Secret Lives Of Second-Hand Books

I buy tons of second-hand books. Partly for price, and partly for the inscriptions, notes in the margin, library stamps, and the occasional receipt for a sandwich or bus ticket, that has been used as a bookmark. 219 more words

The Other Vincent Van Gogh

Anyone who has googled his or her own name has probably had the experience of encountering parallel lives. Even with a somewhat unusual name like Laura Aydelotte, plugging my name into Google will bring up Laura Aydelotte’s mugshot, an account of Laura Aydelotte’s hike the length of the Appalachian Trail, and Laura Aydelotte the teenager, whose pinterest page indicates an interest in fancy nail polish patterns and large diamond engagement rings. 820 more words