Library pic

I like to donate books to the library. I always have plenty lying around, and I tend not to read a book more than once, so usually if it’s a book I’m done with, that the local library doesn’t already have in its catalog, I’ll give it to them. I’ve donated 97 books and 2 DVDs thus far.

One of them I gave the library recently was called More Cornish Murders, a true-crime book out of England. I bought it used from a U.S. seller. The librarian, Megan, realized the book had marks from having previously been in a library called Dittons, in west London on the banks of the Thames, and she contacted that library to make sure no one there had been stealing their books and selling them online. Dittons confirmed that the book was one they’d got rid of and it hadn’t been stolen. They were amazed, though, that it would wind up halfway across the world in the midwestern United States.

Dittons wanted to put the story on their Facebook page or something and asked for pictures of the person who donated the book pretending to give the book to a librarian. So Megan and I posed for pictures today when I went to the library to drop off some books.

Had I known I was going to be photographed, maybe I wouldn’t have worn my “Medicated for Your Protection” shirt. Dunno.


9 thoughts on “Library pic

  1. D'Lil May 26, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    Great story Meaghan! Since I’m on the pc and googled your blog to get to your site, a news story popped up with one of your cases, now resolved. It was posted today.

    Fremont O’Berg was missing 23 years. A fisherman found his submerged car today. I think some of the cases of people missing along with their vehicles likely end up as accidental deaths in ravines and water where searches haven’t been done.

    Body found in car pulled from Hillsdale Lake

  2. D'Lil May 26, 2015 / 10:14 pm

    correction – the article is posted today, the remains were discovered last week.

  3. CaptK May 27, 2015 / 8:59 am

    Books sometimes make interesting journeys – you’re also putting on quite the fashion show for us lately with some cool shirts! 😉

    • Meaghan May 27, 2015 / 2:29 pm

      Today I am wearing a Hard Rock Cafe Leningrad shirt which has to be at least 25 years old. Leningrad hasn’t been called Leningrad since the Soviet era.

      • CaptK May 27, 2015 / 8:56 pm

        Vintage – nice! I’m wearing a Coca-Cola t-shirt I bought at a Goodwill, so don’t know the date, but it looks like a late ’80’s version – that’s about as close to vintage as I’ve got in my wardrobe.

  4. perl May 27, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    That is one of my favorite shirts ever. I keep meaning to buy one for my sister. Cute pic and very cools story about the book!

  5. Kat May 28, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    That’s an awesome story. I buy books mostly at places like 2nd and Charles or thrift stores/yard sales/etc, and it is interesting to see the marks inside and wonder how they got into my state! I’m sure they had interesting journeys, as yours did. I like the shirt, I think it is funny.

  6. Karen W. May 28, 2015 / 10:24 pm

    You have the best library ever. You always have the coolest and hard to find books. My library system leaves much to be desired.

  7. maryeliz46 May 30, 2015 / 3:56 am

    Dear Meaghan,

    It was fun seeing a picture of you.


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