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thrillkisser in Vancouver is doing 40 things including…

leave notes in library books

29 cheers


thrillkisser has written 6 entries about this goal

Note #5

This is an origami white mouse for the book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. It should be obvious why I chose this design if you’ve read the book.

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. -Douglas Adams”

Quote is from the author. Just a nice one, nothing to amazing.

And, with that, I am considering this goal complete. :)
Though, I do hope/plan to continue doing this. I just won’t be documenting them.

I hope people enjoy finding them! :D

Origami Mouse

Origami Mouse Peeking Out

Origami Mouse Hiding

Note #4

I made this note an origami dove for the book “A Reliable Wife” because the woman in the book got a pet bird and there is a bird on the cover. I made it white because a lot of story takes place in a north Wisconsin town during the winter.

“There is a loveliness to life that does not fade. Even in the terrors of the night, there is a tendency toward grace that does not fail us. -Robert Goolrick”

And, this quote is by the author from a different book of his.

Origami Dove

Origami Dove and the Cover

Origami Dove Waiting to be Found

Note #3

I made this note an origami fox for the book “Ella Minnow Pea” because it has a lot to do with the pangram “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”

“A word in earnest is as good as a speech. -Charles Dickens”

The Fox:
Fox peeking out:
Fox waiting to be found:

Note #2

I made this note an origami white rabbit because it was going into “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and I put a note in it with a quote by Lewis Carroll.

“One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others. -Lewis Carroll”

The White Rabbit.
The White Rabbit peeking out of the pocket in the book.
The White Rabbit secured in the pocket, waiting to be found.

Note #1

I made this note an origami heart because it is close to Valentine’s Day and because you can open it and write something inside. And, I made it yellow because I put the note into the book “Dandelion Wine”. :)

I just put a nice quote in this one:
“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. -Heather Cortez”


So, I figure I will mark this done when I have put either five or ten different notes into books that I return. But, I hope to do more than that.
I’ll probably use post-it notes so that they don’t fall out.

I really like this goal.
I’ve found things in books before, but I don’t know if it was intentional or on accident. I hope the people who find my notes know I left them for them. :)

thrillkisser has gotten 29 cheers on this goal.


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