You all know one of my greatest loves and pleasures in life is the joy of reading.
And yet, sometimes this joy is as simple as holding a new book in my hands . . .
with the anticipation of what awaits as I open the magic inside.
One way I share my love for reading and books is to “gift a book” to friends on special occasions, usually on their birthdays. It can be a challenge to gift them a novel because you aren’t really sure if they’ve read it or not or if they would actually even enjoy it. Therefore, I always “gift” them a story book, or a picture book of some sort.
Just tie some simple lace around it, add a touch of wild or freshly picked flowers and you’re ready to deliver.
Better yet, add a box of colored pencils and your friends will really smile.
May I suggest if you decide to buy one of these, you might as well add another to the basket because you will NOT want to part with it.
And since its been forever, but I did warn you that my story telling Tuesday might not keep a good schedule, I recently finished the book “How to be both” by Ali Smith. I don’t quite know how to describe my feeling towards this book. It’s a book full of insightful questions which leave you thinking and pondering and searching for answers long after you finish the book. The writing is ingenuous, unique, odd, and interesting all put together. I will say, if you happen to be part of a book club, this novel makes for one excellent book group discussion, so I would definitely add it to your list.
Currently I’m reading “Molokai” by Alan Brennert and so far loving every word.