Sunday, January 31, 2010

I never saw it before in my life!

Potato book The other day I was passing by my bookshelves in the living room.  This is where I keep most of my non-fiction:  cookbooks, decorating book, etc.  (And boy, are there a lot of books there.)  Something didn't look quite right so I bent down to a lower shelf and found a fat squat book:  SuperCookery:  Potatoes and Vegetables.

I have a LOT of vegetarian cookbooks.  Not that I'm a vegetarian, but I just happen to LOVE vegetables. (A lot more than my husband. In fact, I could probably BECOME a vegetarian and not miss meat (well, except for pork).)

When I say I found this little book, I mean it:  I found it.  I'd never seen it before, or at least I don't remember ever seeing it.  I took it into my husband's office and asked him, "Did you buy this book?"  He said, "Never saw it before in my life."

Fairy-with-wand Hmm.  Do you think the book fairy dropped it off one night while we were sleeping in heavenly peace?

I opened the book and there was a yellow Post-It note inside that said:

Mom,
I knew you were looking for a book about cooking with vegetables.  I thought this one was pretty nice.


(Check is inside the book.)
~Allar

At least I THINK it was signed Allar.  While the note was printed, the signature was not and it was pretty incoherent.  More important, I flipped through the pages to find the check.  Darn.  Mom must have taken it out and cashed it!  And since there was a post-it note inside the book, there's a good chance I bought the book at a garage sale.  But if so, why don't I remember it? I usually devour cookbooks (not literally, thank goodness), and this one is just the kind of thing I enjoy.
And I did enjoy reading through it, and marked a number of recipes I'd like to try.

Have you ever forgetten you've bought a book?

4 comments:

Janie said...

Worse, I've forgotten that I've bought a book and realized later that I'd read half of it!

Ivy Bend said...

Hi, Janie--wow, I'm so excited a comment! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you'll drop by again!

Trendy Bindi said...

Not that I can recall... : P
But I do wish the Book Fairy would stop by my house! Hmm...I wonder if I leave a bookmark under my pillow or perhaps putting it in an empty space in my bookshelves would be more appropriate?
Kerry

Ivy Bend said...

Hi, Trendy. That's a good idea--putting a bookmark under your pillow. I'll have to try it--especially as I don't have any room on my bookshelves. I am a bookaholic and there are no 12-step programs for that!