Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Vintage Books: Celebrated Crimes V.5
This cover isn't much to boast about, and I know that. Hilariously, it was the side that really caught my eye - the part of the book that would be showing the most.
That was, to me, beautiful. It looked old enough, while still in good condition, so I didn't even bother to check the age. Yet. However, on opening it to the first page, I realized that I wasn't holding an ordinary "novel" in my hands. The very first page number in this Celebrated Crimes is in the 1400's. Shocked, I looked at the spine again and realized that it said Celebrated Crimes Volume 5. My mom, on hearing this, had the genius idea to buy the book and, over the course of however long it takes me, try to find the other volumes of Celebrated Crimes. It may take me 50 years (because I refuse to buy them online - haha!), but I'm determined.
So, I bought the book for $10.00. I can't remember if it was before or after that I noticed the date:
100 years old exactly this year. Let's just say I celebrated.
Happy reading! :)