I allowed myself an artsy outing this afternoon and had another "first". A Facebook friend had invited me to a poetry reading held by his publisher for him and another poet at Mother Tongue Books. I hadn't been to that book shop yet so thought it would indeed be a nice Sunday afternoon outing. It was.
After chatting with interesting people and listening to the readings, I took a few minutes to explore the many colourful book cases. One small book called to me. It was a plain, creamy white hardcover with an illustration of a tree and little person titled "How to Plant A Tree - A Simple Celebration of Trees & Tree-planting Ceremonies." It has lovely illustrations and short sections of informative text. The only complaint is that the text is kind of small! This is going to be a challenge for bus reading.
If you are a regular visitor to this blog and have read excerpts, you will remember that Trees play an important part in my forthcoming novel. On an impulse, I purchased this lovely discovery in addition to two poetry books. I even insisted that one of the poets autograph hers.
Some day.. some day... I may allow my novel to be seen on the printed page. If I do, my publisher of first choice knows that it must be on recycled paper. I want to share a story but I want to be responsible with the resources I choose.
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