Today the booktrail brings you Festive book photos – from books set in places all over the world – and some in the world of fantasy and make believe –
Wool (mittens for making snowmen)- The Twelve (days of Christmas) – The Snowman – Dreamer (of Santa Claus) and Night Watch (keeping an eye out for Santa). I know that there is only a loose connection here but well I couldn’t help it hehe
Well, if ever there was a day where I was so overcome with book dizziness that I nearly fainted, this was it. It was the launch day of books are my bag – a genius campaign to highlight not only the good work but the great and invaluable work that local bookshops do for the literary good all over the country.
So, in order to show my support, I got up early and left my literary friends in the house chattering away to one another in the excitement of not knowing which new friend I would be bringing back to live with them that night. They knew that it would more than likely be a multiple delivery – I never do things by halves!
So, taking only one literary friend with me – to be there with me during the waiting and wondering period – before knowing which literary baby would be coming home with me, wrapped up in a brown blanket of paper – well it’s nice to have some support during what can be a testing and challenging time, I made my way towards the delivery room –
Aaah as I looked through the glass I saw all the newborns waiting for their parents to come and collect them –
My heart melted when I saw my book looking up at me – the bookseller hadn’t pointed her out yet but I knew as soon as I laid my eyes on her that she was mine.
Then I had some wonderful cake to welcome all this new addition to the literary world
Bless the little books xx I hope many of their parents came to collect them that day and will continue to go to their nearest place where books are born so that they might find a nice new owner and a nice new home. xx