I love to go to our local Friends of the Library monthly book sales. Even Mr. C attends with me and usually finds a few hard cover books he enjoys reading. Then each time he returns the books so they can be sold again to help the library fund. I find lots of books and buy them but I am not so generous as to give them back. Usually I buy mine for crafting and taking apart. This month I thought I should expand my horizons and look into some foreign books. I inquired and the nicest lady showed me right where she had staged them. In a tiny little nook...smaller than a guest coat closet space...with at least 3 students and one woman camped out blocking the space. I waited my turn but they never budged. I finally excused myself and the students did move for me. The woman however was planted on a small step stool and she wouldn't move or look up or anything. I squeezed over and selected one of the books off a high shelf...all the while praying I wouldn't drop the lot on top of her. Do you recognize this language in the photo above?
Here is another book I was able to reach and it has some great graphic pictures. Language?
This little book happens to be a recipe book. In yet another language. I don't read or speak or understand any of these languages but I just had to buy the books. Mr. C could not understand why I wanted to buy these if I couldn't even read them. I at least knew which language each one was.
Russian, German and French. So far so good and Mr. C and I are in line to pay. All is going well until one of the volunteer men says, "You know this book is in Russian? Do you read Russian?" I politely say no I do not however I have traveled in Russia. Now some others are all interested and going on and on about a book in Russian. I merely want to get out of there and enjoy my books.
I just couldn't confess that I am buying books to take apart for mixed media art projects. The library squad would have hung me from my toes or worse.
Now I am thinking I better not destroy these books as they truly are nice. Maybe I shall go back another time and look for books in worse condition.
I hope each of you understands the need for foreign text at times...You do understand don't you?
I am enjoying the beautiful weather and the Autumn colors that are emerging and giving infinite inspiration...
Joyful Creative Week Ahead...