Tattered but still lovely

We treasure old and sometimes obscure literature. We find that the language is rich, and the points of view are quirky and still entertaining.

I've pencilled a dashed line somewhere in the 1950s to separate 'old' and 'modern.' We'll list some of our favorite authors here as we move forward.

We grab up the old hardbacks at thrift stores and yard sales. The ones most people are willing to dispose of for 25 cents, because their value is hidden.

Non-fiction too. I've collected turn of the century medical tracts and manners manuals for the fun of hearing what was preached back then.

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Vastgezet — SAYING HELLO AS YOU COME IN THE DOOR251 ongelezen / 251gmathis, april 5
Where in the world are you reading? (2)322 ongelezen / 322fuzzi, mei 13
extravagant bindings142 ongelezen / 142rocketjk, april 6
motoring romances43 ongelezen / 432wonderY, februari 1
Servants who matter29 ongelezen / 29Sakerfalcon, januari 20
the chit-chat corner154 ongelezen / 154gmathis, januari 19
D E Stevenson reprints & new titles by Greyladies7 ongelezen / 7MDGentleReader, januari 19
Public and institutional libraries2 ongelezen / 2gmathis, januari 12
Thoughts on Reading Journals10 ongelezen / 102wonderY, januari 9
Revealing character2 ongelezen / 2MrsLee, januari 7
the illustrators of The Wind in the Willows - part 2109 ongelezen / 1092wonderY, januari 5
Ruth's reading notes resumed119 ongelezen / 119fuzzi, januari 5
Tattered but Lovely reading threads/journals/blogs56 ongelezen / 56MissWatson, januari 4
from under the tree51 ongelezen / 51MDGentleReader, januari 1
World War 2 stories179 ongelezen / 179MDGentleReader, januari 1
the illustrators of Beatrix Potter stories17 ongelezen / 172wonderY, december 2021
Cover images - the birds, the bees, the animals and trees19 ongelezen / 19fuzzi, september 2021
Ruritanian romances26 ongelezen / 26AbigailAdams26, juli 2021
Everyone has a sandwich that they think about for the rest of their life.22 ongelezen / 22MrsLee, juni 2021
sub-titles (!)31 ongelezen / 31spiralsheep, mei 2021
Sarah Orne Jewett6 ongelezen / 6asurbanipal, mei 2021
Old Story, New Illustrations5 ongelezen / 5fuzzi, mei 2021
What obsolete title would you love to stumble upon? (we'll keep an eye out for you)99 ongelezen / 99fuzzi, februari 2021
a personal introduction to our characters19 ongelezen / 19haydninvienna, februari 2021
Natural history27 ongelezen / 27MrsLee, februari 2021
Season's Reading48 ongelezen / 48fuzzi, januari 2021
The childrens bookshelves59 ongelezen / 59fuzzi, oktober 2020
The Bodleian Library Girls High Jinks collection49 ongelezen / 492wonderY, september 2020
What did your grandma (or grandpa) read?10 ongelezen / 10fuzzi, juni 2020
Looking for certain types of books.15 ongelezen / 15-pilgrim-, mei 2020
offering extra copies201 ongelezen / 2012wonderY, mei 2020
Cover images - No Boys Allowed20 ongelezen / 20fuzzi, mei 2020
TBSL Kindle/Ebooks - BARGAINS!6 ongelezen / 6fuzzi, mei 2020
Roverandom2 ongelezen / 2MrsLee, januari 2020
TBSL mysteries?15 ongelezen / 15fuzzi, november 2019
Our fascination with trainwrecks30 ongelezen / 30fuzzi, augustus 2019
Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar13 ongelezen / 13fuzzi, augustus 2019
Still More Acquisitions - 201914 ongelezen / 14fuzzi, augustus 2019
Cover images - Silly and Odd3 ongelezen / 3MissWatson, mei 2019
Cover images - landscapes and places2 ongelezen / 22wonderY, mei 2019
Cover images - Where the boys are7 ongelezen / 72wonderY, mei 2019
lyrical first pages15 ongelezen / 15fuzzi, februari 2019
TBSL Sources3 ongelezen / 32wonderY, februari 2019
The Jungle Book(s) Illustrated51 ongelezen / 51fuzzi, november 2018
The first novel you remember reading65 ongelezen / 65jnwelch, oktober 2018
School Stories15 ongelezen / 15haydninvienna, september 2018
Personal favorite book buying places17 ongelezen / 17gmathis, mei 2018
Cover for Christmas Horse30 ongelezen / 30fuzzi, mei 2018
TBSL Picture Book Recommendations31 ongelezen / 31fuzzi, maart 2018
A Wrinkle in Time18 ongelezen / 18JerryMmm, maart 2018
Elizabeth Cadell being re-published in Kindle format33 ongelezen / 33MDGentleReader, maart 2018
More Acquisitions219 ongelezen / 219fuzzi, februari 2018
Avis romance, about 19244 ongelezen / 4juniperSun, februari 2018
Louisa May Alcott10 ongelezen / 10.Monkey., februari 2018
Info about discovered authors8 ongelezen / 8MrsLee, februari 2018
contemporary books which respectfully nod back to our older favorites24 ongelezen / 24gmathis, februari 2018
TBSL films10 ongelezen / 10BonnieJune54, januari 2018
Classics TBR43 ongelezen / 43gmathis, januari 2018
SO off-topic, but I just wanted to share this somewhere21 ongelezen / 21MrsLee, oktober 2017
Bobbsey Twins3 ongelezen / 3fuzzi, augustus 2017
the illustrators of the "Just So Stories"20 ongelezen / 20fuzzi, augustus 2017
Exceptional women of the 19th century4 ongelezen / 4daisy_may, augustus 2017
Little House on the Prairie series24 ongelezen / 24fuzzi, juli 2017
MDGentleReader - off to a late start39 ongelezen / 39fuzzi, juli 2017
Ruth's reading notes213 ongelezen / 2132wonderY, juni 2017
A. A. Milne's house is for sale2 ongelezen / 2MarthaJeanne, maart 2017
Bryson's 19272 ongelezen / 2MrsLee, februari 2017
The Weird Book Room31 ongelezen / 31MarthaJeanne, januari 2017
MDGentleReader - very grateful for a the start of a new year - 2016105 ongelezen / 105MDGentleReader, december 2016
Book covers, A Child's Garden of Verses22 ongelezen / 22fuzzi, december 2016
50's and 60's Illustrations Style15 ongelezen / 15SylviaC, december 2016
Prosperity and Commerce10 ongelezen / 10MDGentleReader, december 2016
TBSL wanted - looking for specific themes.9 ongelezen / 9MDGentleReader, december 2016
Working women in TBSL books24 ongelezen / 24Sakerfalcon, december 2016
"Old" Books11 ongelezen / 11supersnake, november 2016
Hope this is ok here!1 ongelezen / 1toast_and_tea, november 2016
Temple Bailey38 ongelezen / 382wonderY, september 2016
Georgette Heyer ebook sale.1 ongelezen / 1SylviaC, augustus 2016
Keeping cool summer of 20165 ongelezen / 5MDGentleReader, augustus 2016
''It was 1948....it was a very good year.....''6 ongelezen / 6thorold, juli 2016
Hi, I'm new - and an offer8 ongelezen / 8buriedinbooks, juni 2016
A narrow escape7 ongelezen / 7fuzzi, juni 2016
Vicki Barr Flight Stewardess Series5 ongelezen / 5harrygbutler, juni 2016
June 2016 HAUL (with a little TBSL and some vinyl)2 ongelezen / 2BonnieJune54, juni 2016
old illustrations19 ongelezen / 19BonnieJune54, juni 2016
Where in the world are you reading?463 ongelezen / 463vpfluke, mei 2016
looking for new books :)3 ongelezen / 3hearthlit, mei 2016
Anyone Near Chicago?2 ongelezen / 2.Monkey., mei 2016
the group picture51 ongelezen / 51MrsLee, mei 2016
Favorite "New" TBSL Authors44 ongelezen / 44MDGentleReader, mei 2016
Any TBSLers Near Cleveland, Ohio?4 ongelezen / 4fuzzi, april 2016
Beverly Cleary is Almost 100!13 ongelezen / 13hearthlit, april 2016
MDGentleReader reads tattered, big, small, paperback, hardback, ebooks 2015 Chapter 1160 ongelezen / 160ronincats, maart 2016
endpapers7 ongelezen / 7harrygbutler, maart 2016
Maggie Vandewalle5 ongelezen / 5fuzzi, maart 2016
NYPL digital collection of posters advertising TBSL books3 ongelezen / 3fuzzi, maart 2016
Hannah & Cody's Adventures Part 116 ongelezen / 16fuzzi, maart 2016
TBSL3 ongelezen / 3fuzzi, maart 2016
A wall of TBSL15 ongelezen / 15harrygbutler, februari 2016
Maxfield Parrish29 ongelezen / 29Diane-bpcb, februari 2016
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