So totally changing subjects today. I’ve started working with a project called The Book Note Project. This is a fantastic project.
I don’t usually talk this extensively on a project I go in on. I mean, I’ve talked about the museum and the different departments and maybe Lions Club and reading and knitting but I haven’t really talked about a group like this. For me, this blog is about things that are going on in my life and the books that I’m reading. I try not to be a promoter of something specific. I try to be kind of general like yay books or education or people not being stupid! So being general is something I try but doesn’t always happen. But I’m really excited about this project. So I’m going to talk about it.
Emma from A Wordless Blogger came up with this idea. You can always go and read about it but here’s the general idea. The world is crappy. No doubt about it. So the idea is to start putting little notes in your library books, returning them and just leaving those notes in there to be an encouragement to people.
I love this idea. Books are my escape. They have been for years. It’s amazing how you can have a bad day and then dive into a book and it makes your whole day better. I had it easy and real life has never been so bad that I had to just sit and read and not get overly involved with a book world. I know people where the highlight of growing up was reading and books. The characters become friends, you become involved with their lives. Books become an escape. As much as words can hurt, they have a healing power as well.
That’s what makes this project special, I think. You are getting a double power of words. A double shot of encouragement. I think this project can go viral. And it should. It’s a way of helping your fellow person. I’m totally excited about the people involved. We have a little group on Facebook and someone said something about our Book Note family and I have this feeling that we’re going to be just that: a family. From what I can gather, everyone involved is super passionate about this project. Which makes that super special.
Another thing that I love about this is that it’s with actual books. Technology is taking over everything in our lives and books are the same way. So to find a hand-written note in an actual book. A-mazing. And this is a world-wide thing. Like there’s people from all different countries doing this. That just blows my mind. It’s uniting people AND I’m involved. I’m just an average person in a small-town in the middle of no where. Needless to say, I feel pretty honored to be a part of it. So kudos to Emma for this brilliant idea and making it happen.
If you want to get involved, contact Emma. My first note will be today. I still have to write it but I am going to return a book today. I’m not sure how well this is going to work since I live in a small town, but I WILL make this work and I’ll pull it off. Get involved, do something. Now I’ll go back to talking about literature. Jane Eyre is coming up.