I absolutely adore books and couldn’t exist without the escape of reading. On an average week, I consume 3-4 books – easy! I can’t wait to get my new Apple ipad so that when I travel I can simply upload new books rather than packing huge (ie: heavy) quantities of paperbacks … forget about taking clothes – I holiday with books!!
This high ‘consumption’ is enabled by the fact that sleeping and I aren’t good friends!! However I also tend to read in the evening instead of watching television as, for me, books are generally more engaging than the majority of the programmes on TV these days.
This habit started early as I was bought up in a home which didn’t have a television for many years - no – I’m not THAT old!! Our weekly ‘big night out’ was when we’d all pile in the car and go to the library. So my reading habits are very much like my good eating habits – totally ingrained, and though I may have had the occasional whinge about no tv as a kid, I am forever grateful to my parents who taught me to be a ‘bookworm’.
Thus I have already printed out a large quantity of book labels featuring my new illustration - Sitting pretty with a good book - by the fabulous Kathryn Fletcher – because I love to lend ’good reads’ to my friends - almost as much as I love to read them – but I also love to get them back!
(Note, as this illustration is tall and narrow – it works best in the large or circular book labels formats – as opposed to the standard labels).
And this pic come in the Bookmark format too – so no more ‘dog ears’ for your books!