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.

ThemaThemaBeiträgeLetzter Beitrag 
AngeheftetSAYING HELLO AS YOU COME IN THE DOOR228 ungelesen / 228AbigailAdams26, Juli 25
Where in the world are you reading? (2)299 ungelesen / 299toast_and_tea, Dienstag 8:16pm
Cover images - the birds, the bees, the animals and trees19 ungelesen / 19fuzzi, September 14
Ruth's reading notes resumed116 ungelesen / 116fuzzi, August 28
extravagant bindings130 ungelesen / 130oldtimers, August 22
the chit-chat corner153 ungelesen / 153gmathis, August 2
Ruritanian romances26 ungelesen / 26AbigailAdams26, Juli 29
World War 2 stories170 ungelesen / 170AbigailAdams26, Juli 29
Tattered but Lovely reading threads/journals/blogs51 ungelesen / 512wonderY, Juli 9
Everyone has a sandwich that they think about for the rest of their life.22 ungelesen / 22MrsLee, Juni 19
sub-titles (!)31 ungelesen / 31spiralsheep, Mai 31
Servants who matter24 ungelesen / 24MarthaJeanne, Mai 26
Sarah Orne Jewett6 ungelesen / 6asurbanipal, Mai 26
Old Story, New Illustrations5 ungelesen / 5fuzzi, Mai 25
What obsolete title would you love to stumble upon? (we'll keep an eye out for you)99 ungelesen / 99fuzzi, Februar 18
a personal introduction to our characters19 ungelesen / 19haydninvienna, Februar 14
Natural history27 ungelesen / 27MrsLee, Februar 5
the illustrators of Beatrix Potter stories16 ungelesen / 162wonderY, Januar 18
Season's Reading48 ungelesen / 48fuzzi, Januar 3
The childrens bookshelves59 ungelesen / 59fuzzi, Oktober 2020
The Bodleian Library Girls High Jinks collection49 ungelesen / 492wonderY, September 2020
What did your grandma (or grandpa) read?10 ungelesen / 10fuzzi, Juni 2020
Looking for certain types of books.15 ungelesen / 15-pilgrim-, Mai 2020
offering extra copies201 ungelesen / 2012wonderY, Mai 2020
Cover images - No Boys Allowed20 ungelesen / 20fuzzi, Mai 2020
TBSL Kindle/Ebooks - BARGAINS!6 ungelesen / 6fuzzi, Mai 2020
Roverandom2 ungelesen / 2MrsLee, Januar 2020
from under the tree50 ungelesen / 50fuzzi, Januar 2020
TBSL mysteries?15 ungelesen / 15fuzzi, November 2019
the illustrators of The Wind in the Willows - part 2105 ungelesen / 105fuzzi, November 2019
Our fascination with trainwrecks30 ungelesen / 30fuzzi, August 2019
motoring romances42 ungelesen / 42MrsLee, August 2019
Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar13 ungelesen / 13fuzzi, August 2019
Still More Acquisitions - 201914 ungelesen / 14fuzzi, August 2019
Cover images - Silly and Odd3 ungelesen / 3MissWatson, Mai 2019
Cover images - landscapes and places2 ungelesen / 22wonderY, Mai 2019
Cover images - Where the boys are7 ungelesen / 72wonderY, Mai 2019
lyrical first pages15 ungelesen / 15fuzzi, Februar 2019
TBSL Sources3 ungelesen / 32wonderY, Februar 2019
The Jungle Book(s) Illustrated51 ungelesen / 51fuzzi, November 2018
The first novel you remember reading65 ungelesen / 65jnwelch, Oktober 2018
School Stories15 ungelesen / 15haydninvienna, September 2018
Personal favorite book buying places17 ungelesen / 17gmathis, Mai 2018
Cover for Christmas Horse30 ungelesen / 30fuzzi, Mai 2018
TBSL Picture Book Recommendations31 ungelesen / 31fuzzi, März 2018
A Wrinkle in Time18 ungelesen / 18JerryMmm, März 2018
Elizabeth Cadell being re-published in Kindle format33 ungelesen / 33MDGentleReader, März 2018
More Acquisitions219 ungelesen / 219fuzzi, Februar 2018
Avis romance, about 19244 ungelesen / 4juniperSun, Februar 2018
Louisa May Alcott10 ungelesen / 10.Monkey., Februar 2018
Info about discovered authors8 ungelesen / 8MrsLee, Februar 2018
contemporary books which respectfully nod back to our older favorites24 ungelesen / 24gmathis, Februar 2018
TBSL films10 ungelesen / 10BonnieJune54, Januar 2018
Classics TBR43 ungelesen / 43gmathis, Januar 2018
Thoughts on Reading Journals9 ungelesen / 92wonderY, November 2017
SO off-topic, but I just wanted to share this somewhere21 ungelesen / 21MrsLee, Oktober 2017
Bobbsey Twins3 ungelesen / 3fuzzi, August 2017
the illustrators of the "Just So Stories"20 ungelesen / 20fuzzi, August 2017
Exceptional women of the 19th century4 ungelesen / 4daisy_may, August 2017
Little House on the Prairie series24 ungelesen / 24fuzzi, Juli 2017
MDGentleReader - off to a late start39 ungelesen / 39fuzzi, Juli 2017
Ruth's reading notes213 ungelesen / 2132wonderY, Juni 2017
A. A. Milne's house is for sale2 ungelesen / 2MarthaJeanne, März 2017
Bryson's 19272 ungelesen / 2MrsLee, Februar 2017
The Weird Book Room31 ungelesen / 31MarthaJeanne, Januar 2017
MDGentleReader - very grateful for a the start of a new year - 2016105 ungelesen / 105MDGentleReader, Dezember 2016
D E Stevenson reprints & new titles by Greyladies6 ungelesen / 6fuzzi, Dezember 2016
Book covers, A Child's Garden of Verses22 ungelesen / 22fuzzi, Dezember 2016
50's and 60's Illustrations Style15 ungelesen / 15SylviaC, Dezember 2016
Prosperity and Commerce10 ungelesen / 10MDGentleReader, Dezember 2016
TBSL wanted - looking for specific themes.9 ungelesen / 9MDGentleReader, Dezember 2016
Working women in TBSL books24 ungelesen / 24Sakerfalcon, Dezember 2016
"Old" Books11 ungelesen / 11supersnake, November 2016
Hope this is ok here!1 ungelesen / 1toast_and_tea, November 2016
Temple Bailey38 ungelesen / 382wonderY, September 2016
Georgette Heyer ebook sale.1 ungelesen / 1SylviaC, August 2016
Keeping cool summer of 20165 ungelesen / 5MDGentleReader, August 2016
''It was 1948....it was a very good year.....''6 ungelesen / 6thorold, Juli 2016
Hi, I'm new - and an offer8 ungelesen / 8buriedinbooks, Juni 2016
A narrow escape7 ungelesen / 7fuzzi, Juni 2016
Vicki Barr Flight Stewardess Series5 ungelesen / 5harrygbutler, Juni 2016
June 2016 HAUL (with a little TBSL and some vinyl)2 ungelesen / 2BonnieJune54, Juni 2016
old illustrations19 ungelesen / 19BonnieJune54, Juni 2016
Where in the world are you reading?463 ungelesen / 463vpfluke, Mai 2016
looking for new books :)3 ungelesen / 3hearthlit, Mai 2016
Anyone Near Chicago?2 ungelesen / 2.Monkey., Mai 2016
the group picture51 ungelesen / 51MrsLee, Mai 2016
Favorite "New" TBSL Authors44 ungelesen / 44MDGentleReader, Mai 2016
Any TBSLers Near Cleveland, Ohio?4 ungelesen / 4fuzzi, April 2016
Beverly Cleary is Almost 100!13 ungelesen / 13hearthlit, April 2016
MDGentleReader reads tattered, big, small, paperback, hardback, ebooks 2015 Chapter 1160 ungelesen / 160ronincats, März 2016
endpapers7 ungelesen / 7harrygbutler, März 2016
Maggie Vandewalle5 ungelesen / 5fuzzi, März 2016
NYPL digital collection of posters advertising TBSL books3 ungelesen / 3fuzzi, März 2016
Hannah & Cody's Adventures Part 116 ungelesen / 16fuzzi, März 2016
TBSL3 ungelesen / 3fuzzi, März 2016
A wall of TBSL15 ungelesen / 15harrygbutler, Februar 2016
Maxfield Parrish29 ungelesen / 29Diane-bpcb, Februar 2016
TBSL Challenge in February11 ungelesen / 11fuzzi, Januar 2016
staying warm, winter of 15-1674 ungelesen / 74MDGentleReader, Januar 2016
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