I’ve bought a lot of books, and I’ve bought a lot of used books, and while this isn’t the strangest or most heartbreaking thing I’ve ever found, it does spark my imagination. From the title page of a used copy of 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart (a fantastic read so far, by the way) which I picked up last week:
Was Meredith truly Adam’s “colleagues, comrade, and fellow”? If so, how did her copy of this book wind up sold used from Amazon? Did she accidentally include it in a stack of books dropped off as a donation, or abandoned on a train, or a taxi? Was it in her purse when she was mugged, or stolen when her home was burgled?
It’s a mystery!
Is Meredith reading this right now and raging that I informed on her “accidentally” removing the book from her collection?
Well, she’s probably not reading this …
… but if by some chance she is, I’d really like to find a $20 bill in one of these used books I’m buying, m’kay?