Photo-a-Day - November 2012 - Day 5: Well-worn Book(s)
The top book, whose sad, worn spine also shows, is "The Volume Library: A Concise Graded Repository of Practical and Cultural Knowledge Designed for Both Instruction and Reference -- Profusely Illustrated (c) 1933. It originally belonged to my Grandparents, then my mother, and now to me. It is, in essence, a encyclopedia but is chock full of the most fascinating information and a book in which I can get lost for hours.
The Goody-Naughty Book belonged to my mom. I was always fascinated by it, as a kid, for the way it had been printed in the two directions. I snagged it for my collection when I was still young.
The lower right book is the Scholastic Readers copy of Jane Eyre. It was the first book I bought with my own money. I bought it in 6th grade. It has been read, and re-read countless times to where I can no longer read it as many of the pages have come away from the spine. Although I now have newer, hardcover copies of Jane Eyre--Jane Eyre being my desert island book--this copy will always have a special place on my shelves and in my heart. It started my passion for collecting book.