It happened to me. Today.
I was just sitting down at my desk after cleaning up lunchtime messes when I saw my Facebook newsfeed refresh. My friend, Otis, had excitedly posted a congratulatory status in honor of his friend's recently published book making "Lulu's Staff Picks List." Being a curios person, naturally I had to check it out. So I googled the book title, "I Love You In A Circle," and came up with a Facebook page dedicated to it.
Upon landing on the FB page, I saw a modest number of 'fans' and thought to myself..."This book is practically unknown!" And if you know anything about me, you know that I LOVE things that are a little more 'the road less traveled' versus the hottest new trends. I love to catch a little glimpse of undiscovered talent or fall in love with a musician who nobody's ever heard of. I had a small exchange with the author, Brenda J. Cornett, on her page in which she directed me to the book's website, where it can be purchased.
I click the link.
The page begins to load.
*heart skips beat*
My arrival to the site is met with a virtual book reading...and I am i love! I listened to what I assume is one of the author's kiddos read the book and clang a spoon on a water glass every time the virtual page was to be turned. I love every choice the author made regarding this book and it's online presentation. The words are heartwarming and express familiar feelings, the art is to die for, and the audio presentation made me feel as though I were peering in on an intimate, cozy moment between a mother and child reading a book together. So perfect in it's imperfection.
I am excited to purchase this book. My daughter turns 3 in July, which, surprisingly, is just around the corner. She loves books. She loves to have me read to her. I know she will love this book and it will have a perfect home here in our collection of well-loved stories.
How many times can I use 'love' in a post?? A lot, if I really mean it!