I have a bit of an Amazon habit. I wish there was somewhere official that I could go to get that off my chest – but here will have to suffice. I buy non-fiction (mostly) – if I could read for a living I would be one very happy hamster (if I could pick my own books – dream jobs don’t have to be realistic!) The result is shelves with books on them collecting dust. I don’t like dust much. So I was reading about this thing called BookCrossing ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/ ) where you can ‘release books into the wild’ by leaving them in a public place like a railway station and then track them to see if people have picked them up! The UK has 4,487 books in the wild. Ireland has 77 (Northern Ireland isn’t listed!). I thought I might do that for Christmas – as a Christmas gift to someone – leave at least one of my (treasured!) books somewhere for someone to pick up – since Christmas is a time for lighting the place up – how about ‘enlightening’ – by spreading some knowledge?
Now to decide which book to pick? (This might take me some time…. and there may be some tears!)