Where they came from
: Years ago, my grandpa saw some hanging book shelves at a garage sale. The lady told him that he'd have to take all
the books if he wanted the shelves. He agreed and bought the shelves and hung them in his garage (it's relatively big and has no door). He never got rid of the books or used the shelves. They've just hung there for years. How I got them
: My grandparents don't care what happens to the books so, randomly, when I'm there, I go through them and I'll take a couple. They're all really old (I've gotten one or two from the 1930's out of there).My Problem
: These three were the last ones that I got. They're georgous. I absolutely love old books. I already have eight others that I've brought home and never read. They're all just so pretty. I got these three with the intention to cut out the centers and make them into a box and line it with velvet. After I got home, I opened them up to look at the copyright date, only to find that the bottom one is from 1942, the middle one is from 1948 and the top one is from 1960.
Let me tell you about them before you decide what I should do.The bottom one
: is called Van Loon's LIVES. It's about different famous people in history and his meetings with them (fiction of course). He drew all the pictures in it and it's a relatively long book. A little over 600 pages, I think.The middle one
: Is called Ghandi Lives. Obviously about Ghandi and has several pictures of him.The top one
: Is called Come With Me Home. I don't know anything about it. All three of these books are in really great condition. Especially since they've been sitting in an open garage, covered in dust and bugs for as long as I can remember. Now, on to the pictures.
All Three of them:[img width=100 height=75]http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/thumbs/10-09-08_1709.jpg
Van Loon's Lives:[img width=100 height=75]http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/thumbs/10-09-08_1710.jpg [img width=100 height=75]http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/thumbs/10-09-08_1711.jpg
Ghandi Lives:[img width=100 height=75]http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/thumbs/10-09-08_1712.jpg
I'm torn between cutting them up to make a box and keeping them. My husband already doesn't like the other like... 8 that I have lol.
I think they'd make cool journals or sketchbooks.