However...and I'm sure that my OH might contradict the following statement... I have in the past year or two gotten better at embracing my digital side! I am still what might be called
In case you are in to that kind of thing and better at it then me, I'm #unsurprisingly @thiselandbean
So (after a much longer than planned prologue) coming to the actual point of my post about one of my great loves - the antithesis of technology - books. I LOVE books! I love the feel of them, the smell of them, the weight of holding one in your hand, the crinkles that they get in their pages as a sign that someone has loved and read/re-read the book many times. I even love the notes you find in a second hand book that someone else has made and i love the way that you feel connected to a book in a way that I never felt to a kindle! I have to try really hard not to hoard them but they are probably (after the son and OH) the first things I'd save in a fire.
So how happy was I today when I received not one but two packages containing new books!
This one was totally unexpected. I had (and still have) no idea where it came from... there was no note!
I suspect that it either came from the publishers as some very random thank you gift for subscribing to Craftseller (awesome magazine). Very random seeing as I've only been subscribing for about 3 months. Or, its the most secret, secret santa present I've ever received! It couldn't have been better timed though as had looked at buying a similar book the day before but didn't have my card next to me so put it off for later. Serendipitous don't you think!
The second package contained this lovely children's book. I knew this one was coming but had only read about it online so it was such a pleasure to open it up and look through. The illustrations are just wonderful and the story is a really touching one about a little boy who wants to catch his own star. Its a wonderful story about not giving up on your dreams.
And ***spoilers*** there's a happy ending!
I would highly recommend getting it if you have a little person in your life.
p.s. if anyone reading this did decide to send me that book thank you very much! :-)