Thursday, 13 January 2011

Pass The Book: January's Adopter and a Photo

Thursday again already? We'll be half way through the new year before we know it! It's been a fast week for me because I've been grabbing every spare minute to spend with this month's book. I've even taken some notes.


I've loved it! I've enjoyed all the books so far, and I've been having a lot of fun Passing The Book. I'm happy to keep going (I'm not out of ideas yet) but I do want to make sure that we stick to the original spirit of the plan. This is all about inspiration. It's about trying something new to you and about saying hello to the other bloggers you meet on the way. It was never meant to be about heavy reviewing.

See, I've been thinking. If I had launched the first book with a heavy review, with a mmm I'm not sure - it might all have fizzled out before it got started. You might not have been interested at all. I honestly believe that any book can provide inspiration, whether or not it's the kind of thing you would normally choose. remember way back at the beginning? I loved the idea of layouts or photos or quotes or anything inspired by the books? They are chosen to get us all thinking.

So, please don't feel you have to review. If you receive a book and discover it's not really for you, have a think about who it would appeal to and write your post with them in mind. Pick out the good points, make it sound appealing - you are selling it so that lots of your readers pitch in and ask for a go too. Know what I mean?

So, with that in mind, I'd like to show you the photo I was moved to take after reading Inner Excavation. It's about where I am now, what I do, who I am:


And then I'd love to announce the first adopter. It's....Debs14. Come in, Debs14, your number is up!

Please don't forget - you can continue to follow the progress of all the books on the Pass The Book page. Please check there for the latest draw information because Where Women Create and Still Missing are also looking for new homes this week. Best of luck!


15 comments:

alexa said...

I've enjoyed perusing all the elements of your photo, Sian and that lovely fresh colour combination. I like the little 's' and the big 's' too. :)

laurie said...

great book choice! i have it and am really enjoying the inspiring words and photos.

Lizzie said...

Looks like a good book. I havent managed to get involved really, not yet. I would like to though - it's a great idea.
I promise to try and make time to follow the Books and get myself involved somewhere along the line...

Keep up the Great and Amazing Work, Sian!

Sandra said...

I love how browsing through books and magazines, give us such great inspiration. I'm interested to see how the other books are being captured, so I'll follow your links, thank you.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Aw! Well, if this Deb can't have it I'm glad to know the other Deb can! Congrats Debs14...maybe I'll be the lucky one you pass it to some day. :o)

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love this concept - there are so many good books, or at least books to glean a little something from!

humel said...

Congrats, Deb! Lucky you :-) Can't wait to hear how it inspires you!

Thanks for putting this whole thing together, Sian xx

Melissa said...

I really like the Pass the Book idea and I'm on the list for the one from Karen right now, so we'll see who gets picked on Sunday. Love the photo you were inspired to take, a great shot of the variety of interests in your life right now.

Karen said...

This looks like a great pick, Sian. Since I'm always looking for inspiration for photography, I'll keep my eye on this one!

debs14 said...

Well this news has just made my day! I'm so happy! Can't wait to receive it. I promise to look after it. How exciting! Have emailed you address details - Dx

Becky said...

I love reading your reviews on the books though Sian! It is interesting to read what other people think of them - it is great that everyone has such differing opinions - makes life so much more interesting :)

Amy said...

I'll follow this one along with interest because I am sure it is yet another beautiful feast for the eyes! Ali's book is a good one too :-)

scrapchick said...

Love the photo! Sounds like a GREAT book! Congrats Deb!

Giselle said...

Have to agree with Amy about Ali's book, it's dog-eared on my shelf! It is lovely how we can find inspiration from many sources, most often without consciously knowing it... something stays in your head for 'future use' - as they say!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Way to Go Debs!! Enjoy!!

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