A landmark day for me today. I just got my ancient, sentimental little Dell Purse Book copy of "Everyday Witchcraft" back from a neighbor's teenage daughter. They're impossible to locate.
I'd lent it to her about 6 years ago, and was starting to think I'd never see it again. Her father is a strict Catholic, straight from Brazil, I was worried he'd discovered it and burnt it or something. Nope, the doorbell rang today and I got it back!
It's just a silly little book I guess, but it's created quite a buzz. First, it was published in 1972, long before the current wicca craze wiped up the witch book market. No wicca here. But it was also my first book on the craft ever, and had a sentimental value to me, which I realized only shortly after lending it out.
It's weird but I feel a sort of completeness now, I have all my original books again (including about 5 others from the '70s, all non-wiccan) The curse of being a bibliophile!
I'm half tempted to scan this thing into PDF format just to make sure I never lose it's contents again, lol.
I've also got Dell purse books on Palmistry (my first dell book, given to me by my sister when I was 12); Numerology, Cartomancy, and Dreams. They were pretty cool little books. In fact, now that I think about it, my sister giving me that dell book on Palmistry may have been the catalyst that got me interested in the occult and witchcraft in the first place. Thanks, sis!