The Book Fairy


yellow light bulb, bright ideaI have a lot of books. They’re spilling out of various orifices and taking up too much space in my house. As much I love every single one, it’s time to admit that I just can’t give them all a home. Not if I want them to be looked after in the way I feel all books should be.

So… I have an idea.

I’m going to donate my books!

But not in a boring way, like to a charity shop or a car book sale. Oooh no!
I’m going to don a cape, fuzzy pink boots and a long, sparkly wand and develop a brand new alter ego. I am

THE BOOK FAIRY!

black and white fairy with wand
Travelling the city, leaving books in strategic locations for the enjoyment of the masses.

The idea came to me a couple of weeks ago and it hasn’t let go since. So… I’ll be doing prep work. Each book that I ‘donate’ will have its own stamp, or placard. It will explain that the book is a gift and that the book is designed to be passed on. I’ll also arrange a feedback form here so readers can interact with the fairy and maybe even make requests.

This idea is still in its early stages, but soon I’ll have a list of books that are about to be released into the big, wide world. Watch this space! ^_^

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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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14 Responses to The Book Fairy

  1. Heidi Street says:

    I might do this! It sounds like such a cute idea!

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    • ^_^ if you do, let me know how this goes. I’ve never come across anything like this before and it would be nice if I’m able to start something.

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      • Heidi Street says:

        Might mention it to my carer tomorrow, she’s very keen to conquer her garage from my boxes of books which have been invaders for way too long…

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        • Well if you like, I can send you the image I’ll be using for the stickers/plaque. I’ve almost finished designing itand I’m double checking printing prices. 🙂

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  2. Sally says:

    This needs to become a thing.

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  3. susankarins says:

    What a wonderful idea! And I agree, this really should become a thing!

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  4. That is really a charming idea, Ileandra!

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  5. Mary Rhoads says:

    There have been various public schemes like this before. Once I ‘found’ Jack Kerouac’s ‘Big Sur’ at the Leicester Wholefoods Coop in their leaflet stand. I would never have read it otherwise, and I often quote ‘Alf the Sacred Burro’ when I see donkeys now. I passed it onto a friend.

    But it would be great to learn of the adventures of the books you sent off into the big bad world!

    X Mary

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    • That’s so cool. 🙂
      I don’t think i’ve ever found a book, though there seem to be plenty of swap shops and the like.

      Hopefully, with the plans I’m finalising, it will be quick and easy for people to participate so they will. I have a point-click form for the page when it goes live and a QR code too.
      Fingers crossed, eh? 🙂

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  6. jmmcdowell says:

    It sounds like a fun idea!

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