Saturday, April 27, 2013

New book idea


I am a taphophile.  Wikipedia defines this as:

“Tombstone tourist (otherwise known as a "taphophile", "cemetery enthusiast", cemetery tourists or "grave hunter" or "graver") describes an individual who has a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries.[1] This involves epitaphs, gravestone rubbing, photography, art, and history of (famous) deaths.”

While I don’t do gravestone rubbings (illegal is some—or all now?-- states), I do love cemetaries.  I’ve long contemplated writing a non-fiction book about them. I’m thinking seriously of it.  It would be a book I’d self publish.  I’m thinking of one page a description of a particular interesting stone, what cemetery it’s in and the location, then a photo of the stone.  This book would take years to compile.  I have tons of photos of stones.  Some are not well documented, which I regret now. 

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