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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.     --Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Yes, those are my books and not a generic picture from the internet. I'm an old book addict (old modifying both book and addict in this case.)  It's an expensive addiction.  Inhaling that musty smell of old books is an incredible high!

 

Most of my Kindle books I find on the Project Gutenberg website--free downloads of books whose copyrights have expired.  Therefore you find no current titles but thousands and thousands of great--and some not so great--literature.  If you haven't yet discovered gutenberg.org or the Australian gutenberg.net.au you're in for a treat.

 

 

 

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This is my latest acquisition, a copy of Rafael Sabatini's The Tavern Knight.  Printed in 1926, 22 years after the novel was first published, the book measures only 6.75 by 4.25 inches.  The soft leather cover is imprinted with gold and shows very little wear.  The Tavern Knight is not considered one of Sabatini's better novels, and yet it fascinates me.  You'll hear more about this novel and my next book project in a future Journal posting.  I'm as excited about this as I am about The Rantin' Laddie.  I seem to be stuck in the 17th century!