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Things People Leave in Books; Handmade Story Book, EKG Pad Backing, Turtle Postcard

I’m starting a new category today called “Things People Leave in Books.”  I usually buy a pretty good sized stack of books when I thrift or yard sale shop, and every time, there is something left in one or two that the previous owner used as a bookmark.  Sometimes it’s a napkin or a gum wrapper or whatever scrap of paper was within reach when they needed it.  Sometimes…it’s the funniest stuff.  And more often than not, the book they leave it in makes it even funnier.

This one is probably my favorite.  It’s a handmade booklet by a child about a king named “Knig Sam” who was always happy, but one day got “rilly sad” because “thay almost took away his keran”  Lol.  This was left in a book titled “Parenting Beyond Your Capacity”.  Make of that what you will.


This is the backing from an ECG electrode that was peeled off, with directions for use.  Where exactly are you when you have time to read a book and perform an electrocardiogram procedure?  Book title: Fooled by Randomness.


This is a postcard with a picture of a turtle wrapped in a bandage.  Turtle.  In a bandage.  The book is The Happiness Project.

That’s the best of “things people leave in books” for this week.  Feel free to comment with any unusual findings of your own!