As we start to get a critical mass of submissions to Book Traces, we can start to notice some interesting trends among clusters of submissions. A number of the posts note plants pressed between their pages:
- Clovers pressed in the pages of Lucile
- More clovers in the pages of a copy of Essays by De Quincey
- Some plants in Gray’s School and Field Book of Botany
- Flowers in the pages of Macdonald College Magazine
In some cases, the plants might have made an easy bookmark when reading outside. In others, they must have made handy reference materials to correspond with the scientific discussion on the pages. What other reader behaviors might the practice suggest? And what other trends have you noticed among the many submissions that we’ve started to collect?