Well, I got the first day cover that commemorates the 35th anniversary of the establishment diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia that I mentioned a couple of posts ago. Except that it's not a first day cover, it's a commemorative cover, which is a slightly different beast. I guess I should read the news article properly next time! The difference between the two is that first day covers are specially-designed envelopes stuck on with specially-designed stamps, and marked with a specially-designed postmark. A commemorative cover is a specially-designed envelope... and that's it. All in all, it's an unremarkable affair, especially if you're used to well-designed first day covers (not that Malaysian first day covers are well-designed... but I digress). Oh sure, a commemorative cover has a stamp printed right on to it but that's just like an overglorified aerogramme. Lame. On the whole, what a disappointment. I haven't been collecting first day cover
Nice to know another biblioholic, who also writes.
Personally, I feel uneasy about using books as bookshelves.
Maybe it is ok for a work of art..
Hello! Welcome to the blog!ReplyDelete
A fellow biblioholic is instantly a friend. Uneasy using books as shelves? Why not? I think they're brilliant... they're quite sturdy, as the insides have been replaced with lumber. Yes, that means they cut up the books... but nobody was going to read them anyway...
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I personally find these images distasteful and disturbing. Books should remain books. Shelf can be made wood / stone / bones even but books... sigh.. books!ReplyDelete
Sharks, you're a true book lover.ReplyDelete