Last week Mary suggested we might post books for Ruby Tuesday this week. My Mom and I have collected old books for a long time. There is just something about them that makes you want to hold them and peruse the pages. Above are three that have a little bit of red in them. It's not a bright ruby red but rather a deep rich tone of almost burgandy. The one aspect that draws me to old books is often the graphics stamped into the bound covers as the one on top above. This book was copyrighted in 1885 and has the name of a young twelve year old girl inside. The green book with the American flag stamped on it has Mr. James H. Rhodes and October 10, 1917 written inside. The all red book is The Cloister and the Hearth, part one. It's a tale of the Middle Ages written before 1859. I've tried to capture the stamped feathers on the top left hand side of the cover. Of course I have to include Ms. Lily with one of her new books she got for Christmas. Yes, it featured Elmo!