[DWJ] mutilating, cracking, dunking, and otherwise abusing innocent books

Dorian E. Gray israfel at eircom.net
Mon Jun 26 14:22:14 EDT 2006

Roger said...

> To me, trains mean tickets, and tickets mean free bookmarks. (I have a
> small pot of tickets going back at least seven years, which I replenish
> whenever I lose some...)

Oh yes!  I thought I was the only one who did this, actually.  The prepaid
tickets for Dublin's buses, like all the tickets for the trains and trams,
are credit-card-sized rectangles of light card which make absolutely perfect
bookmarks.  I have a large collection of them (and a few English train
tickets) from the days before I had an annual bus ticket, and usually have
at least a dozen in my handbag so as to be sure I'll never want for a

(I admit that I *do* sometimes leave books open on their faces, though.)

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net

"Worst fears realised darling Seth and Rueben too send gumboots."
- Stella Gibbons, "Cold Comfort Farm" 

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