I am happy to report that I have a lot of catching up to do from various points across the globe on the 100 Books Project. I hereby vow to get this blog fully up-to-date before I send anymore books out into the world. Today I give you the U.K. and Ireland, and a huge thanks to two lovely Book Fairies.
The lovely Susannah Conway took charge of two books this summer, and here are her Book Fairy snippets:
August 20, 1009: Book #11 was set free! Yesterday was a gloriously sunny day, as it has been for the last few days, so i ventured out into Bath with my pal Angie, and we found the perfect spot: The suitably swirly table & chairs outside an Italian restaurant, next door to the Jane Austen Centre in Gay Street. The restaurant was closed for the afternoon, so i hope someone lovely found the book. Of course it is just my luck that today it has poured with rain like a freakin monsoon, so i am now PRAYING someone picked the book up yesterday :)
August 24, 2009: Book #12 has been set free..... in Bristol. i found the perfect spot for her (your book is female) outside a lovely shop in the artsy quarter of the city.
Another Book Fairy - the Lovely Leana May - made a spur of the moment offer to take a book along with her on a journey to Ireland, so I raced to the post office and got it to her just in the nick of time.
[Book #23: Trinity College, Dublin, August 27, 2009]
August 27, 2009: I had so much fun trying to decide where to leave the book! I decided to be traditional and leave it at a well known spot. I picked Trinity College. Due to the rainy weather and constant stream of tourists I tried to leave it in a place that a "local" would be more apt to come across it. At first I thought near the Book of Kells, but decided to leave it near the Conservatory next to a covered pillar.
No word from anyone who stumbled upon these books, but that's OK. These books are meant to have stories that are multi-layered. Connecting with Book Fairies, leaving books in hidden places, wondering what it might be like for someone to find them...there's so much to enjoy here.