Friday, July 24, 2009

Tagged ... and a bit of serendipity ...

So my friend Carrie tags me ... here's the goods

1. Collect the book that you have most handy
2. Turn to page 161
3. Find the 5th complete sentence
4. Cite the sentence on your blog
5. Pass it on to 5 other victims (Oops! bloggers)

And here is my sentence:
"So, I'd like to see how it has affected everyday life."

The book I had handy was Clara Callan, by Richard B. Wright I picked up this book a couple of weeks ago at the 2nd hand book store.

Here's the serendipity ... it has given me a few secret little pleasures (no, not those kind .... sheesh) ... The book was signed and dated by the owner ... i thought dating it was kind of unusual ... but i now know who owned it before me. And to my amusement, It contained a neatly folded piece of letterhead paper ... so I can assume that I know where this person or maybe someone in her family works ... and written on the letterhead, page numbers, and plot notes, turning points in the novel, summations, a chronological chart and character points ... so i am assuming that the previous owner belonged maybe to a book club??? It also looks to me like she wants to ready writings by Virginia Woolf and James McCain (yes he is the son of who you think, he is also a Marine and a Poet)

Underneath the notes lies a postcard ... The front of the postcard is a reproduction of "The Umbrella" a painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir ... the renown french artist ... and I am thinking, wow, this is just too perfect ... it completely fits the mood I am trying to create in my little french mini book ... so it's off to the scraproom for this little treat!

and the back of the postcard ... George and Penny are greatly enjoying the galleries and museums in London ... and the wedding in Scotland was wonderful ... The card was sent to the owner of the book, just two months before the book was signed and dated by the owner!
Dontcha just love little treasures!!!

oh, btw, Brenna, Rae, Erica, Lois & Sue D .... consider yourselves tagged!


ScrappeeDiane said...

I just think that is so cool. It makes me want to run out and buy used books just to see if there is a surprise in it. Kinda like a box of Cracker Jack.

Izzy said...

Love it!

laterg8r said...

so cool to find a hidden treasure - thanks for playing along :)

Brenna said...
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Brenna said...

That is very cool. I was already tagged by Diane so you can check out my lame sentence on my blog if you wish, lol.

Kathy said...

What a great little treasure to find Jo! What fun!