I’ve been trying to come up with fun projects that make other people happy and it’s hard! It’s hard because so often it requires me to have an excess in funds and/or time. Both things I am currently struggling with (did you KNOW that I have not even seen HP7 yet?! You should totally be appalled.). I actually was supposed to run through this project three weeks ago. But one thing lead to another, and I spent all weekend on the couch, leaking from my face, and kindness to strangers got put on the back burner. Thankfully it’s Thanksgiving week and I’m thinking some kind gestures go quite well will this time of year.
So Saturday afternoon I braved the downtown pre-holiday madness to stuff some lovely notes into ten of my favorite books. Two notes per title. I always got a kick out of the people who said they found postcards inside the post secret books they bought. I have two of those books but I always bought them off amazon, so I never got to partake. But now, there are 20 notes floating around a bookstore in San Francisco waiting to be discovered. I’ll never know who finds them, I’ll never know if they fall out or if someone from the store sees me on the security cameras and then runs behind me and takes them all out of the books, but I hope not! It’s just kind of fun to know that maybe I made somebody smile while they were reading Pride and Prejudice for their Junior Year english class and hating every minute of it.
I didn’t put my blog URL or even my name on the notes, just happy words and letting them know they were reading one of my favorites. But if you do happen to find one, let me know, cuz that would be kind of fabulous.
The list of books I folded notes into are:
Jane Eyre, Bronte
Oryx & Crake, Atwood
A Year of Magical Thinking, Didion (nonfiction)
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neal Hurston
Pride and Prejudice, Austen
Tess of the D’Ubervilles, Hardy
Cat’s Eye, Atwood
The Time Travelers Wife, Niffenegger
Who Will Run The Frog Hospital, Moore
Blood, Tin, Straw, Olds (poetry)