Lizzie's Love of Books

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Lizzie's Love of Books

Postby mbhenty » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:16 am

Below is Lizzie's personal copy of Nancy Stair by Elinor Lane. Lizzie was accustomed to making notations in her books by way of check marks, brackets, wiggly lines, etc. These were passages which interested or excited her. Below is such a passage penciled in by Lizzie. Proof of Lizzie's fondness for poetry and poetic prose.

As close as we can get from hearing Lizzie express her heart's desires :!:

Just thought I would share :!:

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Re: Lizzie's Love of Books

Postby twinsrwe » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:16 am

Very interesting, MB. Thank you for sharing! :grin:
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Re: Lizzie's Love of Books

Postby mbhenty » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:46 pm

Yes Twins, Interesting...

Here's another. This one taken from a novel called BUD by Neil Monro. Monro was a Scottish journalist and author.

Here Lizzie simply made a slash on the edge of the page with a pencil. I can only imagine that she found humor in the line adjacent to the pencil marking.

A good example of Lizzie's sense of amusement.

Great stuff.

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Re: Lizzie's Love of Books

Postby mbhenty » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:55 pm

Yes:

Here's another.

Is Lizzie telling us that she "likes people'? "

It appears that here Lizzie sees herself in a positive way. A 'liker' :!:
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Re: Lizzie's Love of Books

Postby mbhenty » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:14 pm

Still here is another. Not certain why Lizzie found interest here. But my guess is she is making a point about the wrong people being married to each other. Could she have been thinking of her father and stepmother when she checked this passage off?

Interesting, no less.


(In many of Lizzie's books one can find pencil markings by Lizzie. Most of these are at the beginning of the book, which may hint to the fact that Lizzie started reading these books and never finished them)


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