I work in a bookstore (BMV) that buys secondhand books, dvds, comics, etc; hundreds if not a thousand a week, and we often come across odd and/or personal items inside the books or boxes. Usually photos, but sometimes home movies, money, postcards, letters, bills, even identification from time to time. Obviously if we discover them in time we give them back to the seller (unless we feel it would be just too embarrassing; don’t use candid photos as bookmarks folks!). For some reason I’d never thought of submitting any of our finds to your magazine until this page from some ballerina’s diet came along. All I can say is I feel sorry for these girls and boys, despite the fact that they, like Hobbits, get a second breakfast. As if the shoes weren’t bad enough.
I was extremely happy to find one of my favorite books, Dancer by Colum McCann, at a Goodwill. I was even more excited to find this list folded within the pages. The author only made it to #28, but nonetheless I thought the listed reasons, like “your hugs and squezzes,” “warm vibe,” and “endless eyes,” were very sweet.