Daily Diversion #411: Arty Self-Portrait

Recently I bought the loveliest, sweetest Victorian mini-mirror.

 It lives on my dresser, alongside a bunch of other pretty but almost wholly unnecessary bits and bobs.

A few days ago, I decided it would be fun to photograph images reflected in the mirror. 

Quite the challenge, that. 

First up? An image of myself, because it is the easiest thing to do with such a tiny mirror.

Arty Self-Portrait

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Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Gaskell!

English writer Elizabeth Gaskell was born on 29th September 1810:

1832 miniature of Elizabeth Gaskell by William John Thomson

  • KNOWN FOR: Mary Barton; North and South; Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story; Cranford; The Life of Charlotte Brontë.

A Bookstore is Gone, Long Live the Books! Part 11-Dr. Kildare Annual

A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!

Today’s selection? Dr, Kildare Annual

Dr. Kildare Annual

Dr. Kildare Annual

I’m so relieved this is the authorized edition. What would a pirated version be like? Too scary to contemplate, right? (Not serious, by the way!)

DETAILS:

  • TITLE: DR. KILDARE ANNUAL
  • STARRING: RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN
  • COPYRIGHT: 1962, 1964, 1965 BY METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER, INC.
  • PRINTED AND BOUND IN ENGLAND BY JARROLD & SONS LTD, NORWICH
  • INSCRIBED: TO DAVID FROM AUNTY FREDA & UNCLE BILL XXX
To David

To David

WHY I BOUGHT IT:

I collect books based on 1950s and 1960s television shows. All of the others that I own are lightly illustrated novelizations, so I could not resist this special “annual” edition of Dr. Kildare. It consists of three comic book stories. Plus, Dr. Kildare looks pretty dreamy on the cover…and throughout the whole thing. This book is just so much fun!

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Thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying the series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.