Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
2013 round-up coming, but until then, how cool is this??? It's a literary thumbprint. Click here for more info. The down side is that you have to limit yourself to fifty books. Well, and it costs four hundred USD.
A memory just popped into my head. This is a little fun fact about me that's both literary and has to do with fingerprints. I adored mystery books as a child. I loved Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett, (and on, and on) starting at around age nine. All of my detectives inspired me to carry around a notebook, take down sundries, and engage in general, unsolicited sleuth-ery. I figured out a way to lift prints from my family members...you know, in case they later committed heinous crimes for which I would be able to bust them. I sprinkled just a light dusting of bath powder on the flushing handle of the toilet, and when I would hear somebody go in there, I would lay in wait in my room. After they were finished, I'd go in after they left and lift the prints with transparent tape. Fold the tape, stick it in my note book...then wait for villainy. No villainy ever transpired, but I had (smudgey, partial) prints of both parents and most siblings just in case. If any crimes had ever occurred, I definitely would have called everyone together to have one of those end-of-the-story monologues wherein I'd explain everything and call out the evil one and expose his or her deeds. It would have been so cool. Alas...
I'll be back soon.