I tried soooo hard to be good today and NOT go to one yard sale. Or the flea market. Or an estate sale. I'm weak. On the way to breakfast, I opted to brake and take a quick run through a church rummage sale just around the corner.
Immediately to my left I spy several tables covered and buried in books. I glanced quickly and saw what appeared to be mostly 70's-80's covers and what looked to be a few from the 40's.
I went down on my knees to get a better look. I reached down and picked up this:
A truly wondrous book on the actress SARAH BERNHARDT.
And while I was looking for a great link to post on Ms. Bernhardt I discovered this incredible bit on actress who have portrayed Cleopatra throughout the years, on YOUTUBE. Thanks zieggeldgrrl for sharing this. You picked the perfect music to go with it.
I daresay that I have always thought that she had some of the most mesmerizing eyes. Like Ben Kingsley. I find his eyes to be very intriguing as well.
And right after I discovered the book on Sarah Bernhardt I unearthed a book from the 1920's on the life and times of Cleopatra.
By this time I'm already figuring that I had better pay very close attention to the rest of the books because someone out there had similar interests. Hopefully many of the books had come from the same place right?
Then this caught my attention:
"All Passion Spent" by Vita Sackville-West. I've added a link about Vita off to the left of my blog under INTERESTING SITES TO CHECK OUT. I thought that I had posted a link for more information about Virginia Woolf but I guess not. I'll try to do that soon.
If I hadn't already been on my knees pawing through a dust covered cardboard box, my knees would have buckled.
And then, would you believe:
"Flush" A Biography by Virginia Woolf? Discoverd together even in death.
By the time I got myself up from my hands and knees I found myself to be in the midst of a book lovers frenzy. There had to be at least 10 others digging about the tables and boxes and it was getting difficult to continue the hunt.
I also had completely forgotten my poor husband who hadn't slept in 24 hours. I'm so bad. And selfish. The poor thing was napping by the time I figured out where he had parked the car. I was so excited and rambling on like a babbling brook about my treasures that my hubby just busted out laughing in my face. But what a great unexpected treat!
Don't know about anyone else but each and every one of these books are just the thing to get me giddy. there are several others that I want to share but sorry! I want to curl up with one of em even more.
Actually book reading my have to wait as well. Hyacinth of Keeping up Appearances is on my telly and beckoning!