Yesterday, after I finished reading The White Cottage Mystery, I picked up a little book that was lying on the table next to my chair. It was under some other books and I had forgotten it was there. I read the whole thing in less than an hour.
But my question is: do I have the right to add this to my 'Books Read' list? It was so short. The book is truly little, about 5" x 5", and there's not a lot of text. If you put all the text together, it would probably only fill three pages, maybe four.
The author, Leslie Jonath, spent a year in Paris when she was ten. Her father took a short-term research job there. While in Paris, she started to collect stamps. In this book, one page has an illustration of a stamp with a Paris postmark and on the page across from the stamp, she writes a paragraph or two about a person, a place, or an experience that the stamp evokes.
It's a sweet little book, but is it cheating if I add it to my list?