Happy Book Giving Day

– and I’m on board with The Rainbow Library!


International Book Giving Day, a special day – sharing the booky-love!
The best part of it, for me, is to put a book straight into the hands of a young person who hasn’t in the usual run of things got access to many lovely books. I’m very proud to be involved with Book Aid International, doing amazing work in Africa.
But I woke up this morning feeling really stumped for good ideas about what to do closer to home.

Little did I know that the Rainbow Book Fairy had visited me in the night! In the form of the highly fabulous Carmen Haselup (if you don’t know her yet – do follow her) and her blog post to launch her very brilliant project The Rainbow Library. Note the long term commitment and thought that’s gone into it. Inspiring, eloquent stuff.



So that’s where I’m sending my books today.
She said she’d like a badge, but I think she deserves a rosette AT THE VERY LEAST, so I made her one.
Just one question…



can Martha be a Rainbow Book Fairy too?




  1. Carmen Haselup

    Oh Clara! You are too kind! You made me do a little tear reading your lovely post. Thank you so much for your support, it is very much appreciated.
    And a rosette! I’m so very proud, I may never take it off, Martha-wellies style.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! X

    • clara

      Dear lovely Carmen, you are so welcome! Thank YOU for putting such a brilliant idea (plenty of people have those) into real-life action (many less do THAT…).
      You deserve a different rosette for every day of the week. X

  2. Library Mice

    What a stylish rosette! It suits Martha :0)

    • Clara

      Why thank you, on Martha’s behalf! She has a rosette for many different occasions. I’m a great fan of rosettes…


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