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Friday, July 9, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy by Melissa Milgrom
"The sight of a particularly fine animal, either alive or dead, excites within me feelings of admiration that often amount to genuine affection; and the study and preservation of such forms has for years been my chief delight."

This is a quote from one of the forefathers of taxidermy, William Hornaday of the Smithsonian, from his 1891 manual, Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting.

1 comment:

Stacy at A Novel Source said...

you read the most eclectic and interesting books across the blogosphere of any blogger i read...very cool quote!