I think I have a new addiction.
I consider myself a very impatient person and eBay makes me inpatient (having to wait for the auction to end).
I discovered vintage items on Etsy and you get to the purchase an item immediately if you like it (no waiting and no worries about how much you will pay for it). So putting in the words "Vintage Birthday Book" came up with a lot of books and I purchased a lot of them.
One of the prettiest is this Shakespeare Birthday Book which is from 1892.