I am coming to you by way of a post I wrote on one of my other blogs,
entitled The Brown Paper Book Club. I am closing down the blog and bringing
a few ideas over to Collage of Life.
This idea started with a secret passion of mine when we lived in New Zealand. I joined
looking for a little gem. Once I found the book for me, I placed my order. A few days later,
a brown paper parcel was sitting in my post box. I loved finding that little brown package
and still treasure those books...
You know what they say about the little things in life...
this is one of them for me.
So....now I am wondering, if maybe this is something I could do with a few other kindred spirits.
I am thinking of books that leave a lasting impression on us, ones that touch us, help set us
on a new path or simply leaving us wanting more. Who knows, a book you recommend
could make all the difference to someone, somewhere, someday.
When I posted this idea last month, several people responded and have been waiting
for the next step. It has taken me some time to figure it out...and by jove, I think I've got it!
I started 'My Shop Around The Corner' via Amazon ( see top of page) and within it I have
a section devoted to The Brown Paper Book Club. I have added books that have special meaning
to me and welcome suggestions from you. You can visit my Brown Paper Book Club Shop here.
We participate by reading and passing our favourite books along. How you choose
to pass them on is up to you. Personally, I love the good old fashioned way. I have one
ready to go to a reader, Julie, in Scotland. I have asked that when she is done
to pass it on and if for any reason it needs to come back to me, that is fine too.
The book I am recommending is 'let me sing you gentle songs' by Linda Olsson.
This book was Linda Olsson's first novel and I loved it! Linda was born in Stockholm, Sweden and now resides in Auckland, New Zealand where I came across this book. I hesitate moving it off my book shelf but would gladly send it thru the hands of willing readers of the Brown Paper Book Club.
"In a wintry landscape in the Swedish countryside, the paths of two women cross. One bleak March evening Veronika, a young writer, arrives in a small village in pursuit of stillness and solitude to enable her to come to terms with grief and loss, and to complete a novel. Her arrival is silently observed by Astric, her elderly, reclusive neighbour, who in the safety of her home guards dark family secrets and personal tragedy. As the icy winter gives way to spring, the two women are drawn together. Against a backdrop of changing seasons, they embark on a tender and unusual friendship. What happens will change the lives of both women forever. "
It is on it's way, the first in The Brown Paper Book Club.
Care to join in the fun?
All you have to do is leave the name of a book that has special meaning
to you...and I will add it to list. An easy way to share your favourites.
PS... you might just take care of a few Christmas gifts in the process. :)
images via Jeanne @ Collage of Life