A few years back I found a book in a charity shop called Do It!- A guide to living your dreams . It had been reduced from £3.50 to 50p.
It has a few great quotes in there like, "Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be a bunch of bastards."
Aside from the quotes what really kept me flicking through the pages were the writings of someone who had previously owned the book. I love the fly on the wall feeling of being able to see what points in the book mattered to this person. Which sentences had been underlined, encircled. Where the reader had added exclamation marks to emphasise that a certain section of the book had really struck a cord with her (what d'ya reckon, it's a 'her'?) life at that time.
I rediscovered this book today.
I wonder where she is now. I wonder whether she achieved her dreams.