Day 6 - The book I always give as a gift
There are two books that I have repurchased to give to other people. One is 'Encyclopedia Of An Ordinary Life' by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the other is 'Brothers' by Bernice Rubens.
I currently own neither of them myself.
My copy of EOAOL was leant to an (ex) internet friend, who never returned it. Hence now why "ex".
'Brothers' was a library book originally... But I ended up buying a copy to give to my sister.
Both books were originally read when I was about 17-20 years old. And perhaps there is something in that, because I guess that's a very impressionable age. But those 2 have stuck with me all these years as books that blew my mind.
Another in that category is 'The Red Tent' by Anita Diamant. I am on my 2nd copy of it, and that one is falling apart. I keep meaning to replace it.
In another topic of conversation... At school today, I had my camera out to take some photos of some kids work. Then I stood it on the side as I readied the children for the next activity, and put it on to video record...
I am just out of frame (you can just see my knee) throughout the 4 minute recording. But what is there is so interesting. I hate my voice on it (doesn't everyone?!), but it's interesting to hear what I say without really thinking about it. And it's fascinating to watch the children's faces as they interact with the game of 'Simon Says' I start up. I should record these daily snippets more often!
It's an insight you don't get whilst involved in the middle of the action!