Sunday, September 6, 2009

Smacksy Sunday Link: Forgotten Bookmarks

30% of my 17 daily waking hours are spent in the management of poops. I mean this quite literally: potty training/cat box/doggie “lawn gifts.” This is just a fact and has nothing to do with today’s featured link except that in my number twos filled world, I look forward to a quiet little mystery sent to my email on most days – the latest post from Forgotten Bookmarks. The writer of this blog explains it like this, “I work at a used and rare bookstore, and I buy books from people everyday. These are the personal, funny, heartbreaking and weird things I find in those books.”

This site is fascinating, and addicting. and I can spend way too much time reading through the old posts.

There is also a new (beta) site by the same blogger called Handwritten Recipes, similarly highlighting recipes left behind.

Like I said, this has nothing to do with poop.


  1. Books of any sort are my bourbon (not a drinker). Vintage books are my heroine.

    Because you have just fed into my addiction, I have just one thing to say:

    Have sh****y day.

    P.S. There's a load of poop in the corner there.

  2. First one's free.

    (Not the poop. The poop comes with a price tag.)

  3. this is so interesting (er, uh, not the poop). did you see the recent 60 minutes where andy rooney did a feature on "people are carrying to much stuff lately"? well, turns out the majority of people carried books around w/them (not poop, thank god). anyways, i'm already fascinated by the site and just wanted to say thanks for sharing!

  4. Darn you, Smacksy! Darn you! I'm such a voyeur and I love websites like that! ( is great too.) Now I have one more thing to look at and waste precious time that I could be using to clean up poop.

    On second thought, thank you. :p