If you love to read, then you know that there are treasures to be found within the pages of books. Books entertain, inspire, and even change us.
There are so many ways books can leave an imprint, but what about the imprint the reader leaves behind?
Forgotten Bookmarks is a collection of interesting finds made by the author Michael Popek.
By day, Michael Popek works in his family’s used bookstore. By night, he’s the voyeuristic force behind www.forgottenbookmarks.com, where he shares the weird objects he has found among the stacks at his store.
There are actual bookmarks, but there are also pictures and ticket stubs, old recipes and notes, valentines, unsent letters, four-leaf clovers, and various sordid, heartbreaking, and bizarre keepsakes. Together this collection of lost treasures offers a glimpse into other readers’ lives that they never intended for us to see.
The secret lives of books.
But what if the reader could make another mark? What if you could change your favorite story–would you?
That’s the premise in Lauren Baratz-Logsted’s new book Little Women and Me.
Modern-day teen Emily March turns to Louisa May Alcott’s famous book for a school assignment and finds herself mysteriously transported to the world of Little Women, where she and Alcott’s story both undergo surprising changes.
What would you do if you ended up in your favorite book? Would you change anything? How would you leave your mark behind?
***My copy of Little Women and Me is up for grabs this week. Simply leave a comment below (before 12/9) and you will be entered into the giveaway.***