Captains Log: Star Date, End of Freshmen Year, Hope College.
I usually work about 30 hours a week while I'm in college and when
summer came and I was working 40/week it seemed like I had lots
of time on my hands. So I started contemplating hobbies to take
on. First, I thought I'd become a scholarly authors. Then I looked
at my final grade in English 101 and my professors notes, "don't
ever become a scholarly author, please." So I decided that
it'd be in the best interest of the world's population if I'd keep
my insights to myself. Then I thought maybe I'd collect fine art.
Then I realized that I'm not wealthy so that idea went out the window.
Then it hit me, books. I'd collect books. So off I went on my adventure
of searching and purchasing antique books. As you probably have
noticed I haven't bought very many. I felt that I didn't want to
buy just any book. I wanted books that had some sort of sentimental
value to me. I bought all of these during the summer of 2001. I'm
trying to keep up with them and buy more, but since school start
I just haven't had much time to sit on ebay and serf. My hope is
that by the time I'm sixty that I will have my own little library
of antique books. If anyone reading this has any suggestions or
knows of anywhere I can find nice antiques, drop me a line.
Now, if you'll step this way, I'll give you a tour of my short collection
of books. And please, don't touch them, they're fragile.
Vision of Dante Alighieri, Hell and Paradise - 1814
Collected Poems By T.S. Eliot - 1936
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - 1899
The Hundred Years War - 1970
Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer- 1934