Little Leather Notebook

I came across a little leather notebook that was filled with books read by the previous
owner. The listing begins in 1936 and ends 1999. There are also little tidbits included within the pages: how-to shorten pants including drawings, a list of who to invite to a card party, barometer information (rising and falling), books to be on the watch for. There is also a separate tally of how many fiction and non-fiction books were read per year. The lists were faithfully keep throughout until I’m assuming the book was filled. Which it is.

I thought it would be interesting to see what this woman read in 1936. I wonder how old she was and what her life was like. Maybe we can tell by the titles/authors. Here it is as she jotted it down:

“Books Read -1936 – Beginning Nov.

  • IF I HAD FOUR APPLES, J. Lawrence
  • SPRING COMES AGAIN, Bess Streeter Aldrich
  • HEAVEN’S MY DESTINATION
  • B.C., Bernard McFadden
  • MISS BISHOP, Aldrich
  • NOW WE SET OUT, Susan Ertz
  • SKIN DEEP
  • BRAIN TESTS, Gibson
  • THOSE FITZENBERGERS, Martin
  • THE EXILE, Pearl Buck
  • MARRIED SWEETHEARTS
  • NOW IT CAN BE TOLD, Philip Gibbs
  • CHARM OF THE ANTIQUE, Shackleton
  • GONE WITH THE WIND, Marg. Mitchell
  • SUMMER LIGHTENING, Corliss
  • THE SOUND OF RUNNING FEET, J. Lawrence
  • EDNA: THE WIFE, Harriet Ayer Barnes
  • THE CLOCK BOOK, Nutting
  • AROUND THE WORLD IN 11 YRS, Abbe
  • CANDLE INDOORS
  • MARRIAGE IS POSSIBLE, Widdemer
  • WOMAN ALIVE
  • THE MAINSPRING

Total read: 23
15 F.  8 N.F.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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