“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
– C.S. Lewis
Reading has always been a full sensory experience for me: from spying an interesting cover at the bookstore or library; to running my fingers across the edges of the pages; hearing the crack of the spine; and inhaling the “new book smell.” (I stop short of licking the pages.)
Although I finally came around to purchasing a Kindle for travel (lesson learned: shoving ten hardcover books into my backpack on a cross-country Europe trip – not a great idea), nothing quite does it for me like the real thing. Also, I still have no idea how to add books to my Kindle so rely on the kindness of friends to make it happen for me.
On my way to work today, I dropped by the bookstore to pick up a copy of one of my favourite summer reads, Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project.” Although Liz Gilbert is my true spirit animal, there’s something about Gretchen’s anal retentive, methodical approach to hunting down the secret sauce to happiness that appeals to the the A-type in me.
So, I stuck a note on it, crept into the employee lunch room (#kindnessninjastyles) plopped it on the table and dashed back to my cube.
When I returned to fill up my water bottle five minutes later, it was gone! I’m hoping someone having a particularly crappy Monday morning happened to stumble upon it.
Total Kindness Cost: $20
Have you ever found or left a book in a public place?