Friday, February 7, 2014

A Red Book: Is It a First Edition?

I love to read.

I love Book Sales 
at the local library.

I like to find
boxes of books
under tables at
estate sales and auctions.

I like the thrill of the dig.

I enjoy technology that is available
with the click of a button, 
I must confess.

I have a Kindle
and I read even more now.

But it will never be like turning the pages
of a good book.

Effective Speaking,
is well written and practical 
even for today.

The book was perfectly bound with only
a little wear around the edges. 

I don't know about antique books
or First Editions.

The copyright was 1908
and showed no other dates of publishing.

Does that make it a First Edition?

I always read the dedications.

If I were to write a book, 
it would be dedicated to my mama
who taught me the beauty of expression
in the written word.

A red book and a red bow is about
as close to decorating for 
Heart's Day as this girl's gonna get!

Happy Weekend!



  1. Hello Bonnie, What a very special find, I am thinking we all need a crash course in this area. I enjoyed catching up on some of your post!
    I want to wish you a very Happy Valentines Day!!
    God Bless, Roxy

  2. I'm not much of a techno person. I'm a big fan of real books too. If hubby would build me more shelves, I would have a house full of them. ~:)

  3. We love browsing thru stacks of books too. This one looks lovely displayed on your table. Have a happy weekend.

  4. wow, that is old. it has to be? wow, what a great find. ( :

  5. Holidays get over-decorated. Simplicity is often better!!! I like real books that you can hold, too.


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