Archive for October 15th, 2010

mmm, I kinda never quite got to my blog today….been on twitter and facebook just about all day, besides taking a walk around the park again. It is looking so gorgeous now dressed in autumn’s colours. Anyhow, here I am and it is just on 11:34pm and still time to fit it in and what I really wanted to blog about today is a book. Not just any old book but a book that I discovered at a bus stop a while back ( March to be precise).

waiting for the bus 214 to Liverpool street

I was enroute to the house with a massive suitcase and although I did not have far to go, manouvering a large bag on wheels downhill is not my idea of fun so I decided to take the bus…..only one stop mind!!! Anyhow, I was standing there waiting for the bus and happened to glance back at the seat and noticed a book lying there.  My initial response was regret that someone had possibly lost a book.

Every Mother For Himself - Ed Jones

 Then being the good citizen that I am I thought perhaps there was some indication of the owner’s identity and I could return it to them. So I walked on over and picked it up…..mmmm, very interesting.  I flipped the cover to the first page and found a sticker that said “Howdy! Hola! Bonjour! Guten Tag! I’m a very special book. You see, I’m travelling around the world making new friends. I hope I’ve met another friend in you. Please go to www……. and enter my BCID number and you’ll discover where I’ve been and who has read me, and can let them know I’m safe here in your hands” 

This book has travelled the world and is listed on a website specifically created to track this and similar books on their journey round the world! How marvellous; I was entranced. So naturally I took the book home….couldn’t leave it there on it’s own now could I? Needless to say I tried to read the book…..that was 7 months ago and I have not been able to get past page 25 of 345!  It is the most incredibly boring book I have ever laid eyes on! Sorry book 😦 but your story is boring. So after much debate I have decided to send you on your way, but first I will read the last page just to see how it all ends. Good luck for the rest of your journey.

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