A photo of one set of my bookshelves - they look a bit different now, and I have twice that amount of books in my room.
THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED
Today is another not so great day. The good news is that its not a virus/infection/whatever, so no germ gremlins per se. Just my body going on strike instead.
I find laughter and friendship get me through the tougher times at the moment. But what I dangle in front of my mind are books. (Can you imagine if I did that physically? All those books swinging too and fro? Or if I had all the books I'd ever read - well, I wouldn't be able to move!)
I got through work by the thought of flipping through a graphic novel when I got home(Yoko Tsuno series in native French), and also by selecting a few children's books for review - I picked out some cute looking pictures books and a few others. I came home to a box of books (always a happy sight!), and a catalogue of books (I'm in total dreamland with all the books!).
I remember through the trauma of being a teen, books were stable (unless they got a dunking in the bath or other body of water), reliable (apart from the odd misprint of pages which always made me laugh), thrilling (I would read near the curtains in the height of summer when it was still light and I was supposed to be sleeping), good fun (even when I ended up with several heavy library fines!)
It's true that love makes the world go round, and to some extent money does too. People may not know that books makes the world go round too. Books are read as relaxation before bed. Books are used to explore concepts and situations which are pretty tough to deal with in real life. Books are there to bring smiles and laughter especially if the world is looking a bit skewed from where you're sitting. Books hold a magic all of their own: so how do you feel about books? What do you use them for?
The prize: 3 winners will each receive 1 book picked at random from my shelves/stacks/piles of books (to avoid duplication I will double check that the winners haven't got the books I've picked for them. It could be in almost any genre.
The deadline: Friday 8th July 12pm GMT
The rules: Be sure to read the protection policy
Who can enter? Anyone - it doesn't matter if you're a follower or not, as long as you love books you can enter! It's a worldwide competition, so let your friends on little islands and large continents know about the Magic of Books!