I almost titled this post 'It's Contagious!', but, you know, that's just a little odd and perhaps too much information. It does apply though, because this week I realised that my bookish enthusiasm is spreading. Duh duh duuuuuhhhh.
Over a year ago now, my sister and I attended World Book Night at the Southbank Centre and I happily reported that it had done something to change my sister's attitude towards reading. Basically she realised that reading is the most awesomest activity out there. We went book shopping a couple of times after that epiphany, but her enthusiasm waned when Netflix came on the scene. I've been trying to cajole her into reading again by wafting amazing books under her nose until, in April, she finally cracked and began reading the first of Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking trilogy. Let's just say we were on to a winner.
In our recent trip to Amsterdam we did a whole lot of bookshop browsing. Mostly I browsed and my sister came a long for the ride. Distaster struck when she finished The Knife of Never Letting Go on the penultimate day of our trip. I could not let that go on. The thought of her not having some aeroplane reading stressed me out so much (perhaps more than it should have) that I dragged her to yet another bookshop with a good selection of English books to rectify the situation. We left that bookshop with a stack load of books for me and one book for my sister (The Rosie Project). She also left with a phone full of pictures of all the books that she wants to read - a photographic TBR, if you will.
Since returning from Amsterdam Liv has bought all those books she took pictures of (except perhaps one, I think). The most exciting thing for me is that she went out and bought those books without my persuasive techniques. She went into a bookshop by herself and all I got was a measly snapchat (ok, she did buy me one too). And without further ado, here they all are:
Let's not beat around the bush here, we all know I'll be reading these too (the one's I've not read already, at least).
What do you think of her selections? Have you ever managed to spread the bookish enthusiasm?