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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Mon, Feb. 10th, 2003 04:51 pm
library

con: Out of seven copies of this book in two Harvard libraries, only one is the right edition for my purposes (two weren't) and remains unmarked by generations of Harvard undergraduates underlining passages as they study (four copies were scribbled). That's really dreadful.

pro: I do love the smell of Widener's stacks. There's a musty vanilla-sweet smell to old books en masse that I adore. What is that? It's the smell of my parents' attic and of well-loved libraries. Now someone will tell me it's the smell acid makes as it slowly eats away at their pages and I'll be sad. But I do love that smell.

Current Mood: nostalgic nostalgic

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wrog
wrog
wRog
Mon, Feb. 10th, 2003 02:30 pm (UTC)

could be worse. the book in question could have been something required for a chemistry/biology course and then you'd be having to contend with pages torn out by the premeds.


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dancingdeer
dancingdeer
Dancing Deer
Mon, Feb. 10th, 2003 02:38 pm (UTC)

Yay Widener.
(biased? maybe a little...)


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browngirl
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Ayesha
Tue, Feb. 11th, 2003 05:21 am (UTC)

Yeah. :)

A.
smiling reminiscently


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johnd
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john
Wed, Feb. 12th, 2003 09:41 pm (UTC)

actually, i think its the smell of the teeny weeny bugs eating away at the pages.


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