Book Fairy Offerings


Yes… in another break from our usual Sunday schedule, I thought I’d come back to you with more Book Fairy news! The first two books have gone out into the wild; one in Cafe Nero earlier on in the week and another in a burlesque club of all places.

Digital Fortress with Book Fairy Sticker in placeDigital Fortress by Dan Brown and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini are free and hopefully being read. ^_^

I must admit, I’m finding this a little harder than I thought I would. 1) I actually find it really hard to leave a book on a seat or a table… my instinct is to pick it up and guard it with my life. But that’s because I love books. 2) I just keep forgetting to leave the book behind! I have been into several coffee shops this week and a couple of restaurants and it wasn’t until Friday night that I even remembered The Kite Runner. The Kite Runner book with Book Fairy Sticker in placeI made a point of taking it out of my bag early and putting on the seat in the club, so that when I got up I could just leave it behind. Of course someone spots me leaving the seat with the book there, so I ended up just handing it to the chap and calling it a freebie.

Hopefully the next few books will be easier. I’m going to do them at a rate of two a week and try to be creative about where I put them. The next one, probably something by James Patterson, will be left either in a phone booth, or at a bus stop. I also want to get a couple onto trains (as that’s somewhere that people are always wanting something to read) so I need to go somewhere. If I had thought about it, I would have given one to Dave, as he did some travelling this week, but never mind.

At least I have a plan for the week now. I find that such a thing is important; at least that way, if I know the small things I want to do, I can take small steps towards getting them done. And I won’t get all mixed up and confused and forgetful. Hopefully.

What about you guys? What are you plans for the week ahead? Do you find that writing things down, or having a couple of ideas before hand helps you achieve your goals? What might you suggest for a scatter brained mum of twins like me?

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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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8 Responses to Book Fairy Offerings

  1. scauthor says:

    I like jotting things down on postits or a pocket steno pad. Just little notes, sometimes for character personalities ie. She was a big woman, completely round, inside and out. I know, strange, but that’s why they’re my little notes. Lol. Nice post.

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  2. susankarins says:

    I love my post its! I have different colored ones, each with their own level of urgency. As a rule, I always find it easier to get things done when I write them down, especially when it’s something where I have to plan ahead.
    I love what you’re doing with the book fairy project, it’s such a wonderful idea. Just the thought of stumbling across one of the books when you’re waiting or are in need of something new to read. Awesome project! Maybe this will become a thing!!:-)

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    • I’ve got to admit, sometimes I make a little list on my phone and that helps me get things done. I could add giving out books to the phone list, perhaps.

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    • I’m really excited about the books too. I feel like I’m doing a good thing. Last year I gave everyone a book for Christmas; it was important for me to remind people how wonderful books are (and to remind them that I’m writing books myself!). Doing this means I can give out books every week and hopefully spread a bit of the love of reading.

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  3. jmmcdowell says:

    Day job, try to do some revisions on the WIPs. prepare blog posts…. I guess the usual. 🙂 I am looking forward to a holiday break!

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    • It’s funny that now the day job is gone I do less writing than ever. I realise that it’s because I have a far more important job now, but I do wonder what I used to do before the boys were born. I have no idea how I spent my time! Hope the holiday break is as pleasant for you as it looks to be for me.

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