The Screaming Chicken

I was stacking up my kids’ library books to return when this list fell out of my daughter’s copy of “Junie B. Jones: First Grader.”

Endless Love

I bought Nicholas Sparks’ A Walk to Remember at my local library’s bookstore. A beautiful but tragic love story. Inside I found a real love letter written on the first page. After reading it I couldn’t help but wonder what happened to them and why anyone would misplace such a beautiful letter.

101 Movies to Avoid

Found this post-it inside the cover of “101 Movies to Avoid,” a book by Allan Smithee, which of course is the name that movie’s producers or directors give when they don’t want to be known. The reader obviously didn’t think much of the content but it didn’t deter me … I wanted to know what … Continued

Prayer In Bad Weather

I found this photo wedged in the back of “Love Is a Dog from Hell” shortly before I was to take it back and pay it’s $90 overdue fee. It’s probably not worth $90 but some things, found and unfound, are always priceless.

Life in Poetry

Bought this book of poetry at a used book store and found a treasure trove. Marked pages, a list of poems along with a bookmark for Adrianne and the punch card from the library.

It Saddens Me

I found this in a copy of the book “The Bridges of Madison County” that I bought at a yard sale. The mom in that book had a romantic rendezvous when her kids were out of town.

Ending It Now

Found in a used book about the Celts.

Nectarine Pancakes

I found this in a used bookstore, between the pages of a 1970s edition of Henry James’ “The Ambassadors.”

The Masked Men

Found in beat-up secondhand copy of The Abomination by Paul Golding.