The Friends of Starkville (known by followers of ESPN as “Starkvegas”) Library hold monthly book sales on the First Monday of the Month. (Be a Friend, won’t you?) You know what that means, do you not?
Miss M & I had a grand old time this afternoon! Afterward, we went for coffee at Nine-twentynine.
As is my habit, I spent about one-half of one United States dollar on each of these 18
crappy old books, although I did shell out $5.00 for the one highlighted by the blue box. Thumbing through it as I was cataloging by the light of the Notre Dame vs. Carolina game, I can honestly say it was worth twice as much, at least to me.
Chats with Music Students (Thomas Tapper,1901) is an odd little book for our time but typical for its. It is a collection of short essays “devoted to hint giving.” In his preface, Tapper tells young musicians,
There is more in art and science than a little money and a little fame. How much more, we must decide for ourselves… .
Part IV is titled “Books, Reading and Writing.” From Chapter XXII
We love good books because there is so much about them that is human… .Books are more, immeasurably more, than printed paper… . Know what books you need and get them, one by one… . Every book represents in many ways the experience of a life. It is for this reason that books have value.
From Chapter XXIV “Owning Books”
Begin as soon as possible to own books.
Clearly I could go on– I haven’t even mentioned the 39 10-cent volumes of Horizon Miss M sold me on. (George Plimpton interviews Hemingway in one issue. I know George Plimpton from The Curious Case of Sidd Finch, but I hear tell he’s written other things.)
Please note that I intended to include a quote from the Thomas Wolfe book, and
Spock I mean Leonard Nimoy poems, AND DOG STORIES