The great book drop continues with 500 free books distributed throughout Culburra Beach on the windiest day of the year.
750 books have been left as a gift to households throughout Nowra. I hope it brings some joy to those who received a copy. There were so many positive comments and casual conversations had during the day that it was an absolutely wonderful way to spend time.
It has its hills but it also has 550 copies of Inaka Child’s Eyes. What a beautiful town.
The great book giveaway picked up a few notches today as 500 books were delivered to houses in the wonderfully named South Coast towns of Manyana and Bendalong. It was a beautiful day in the sunshine in a town that seems to remember that life is meant to be lived at a walking pace.
The Footpath Library is a national charity that aims to enrich the quality of life for homeless people , encourage literacy and promote a society that is well informed about homelessness.
That certainly sounds like noble aims to me, so I made the effort to contact them some months ago and they have kindly agreed to accept a substantial number of copies of Inaka: Child’s Eyes. I’m hoping that over Christmas this will bring some joy to the libraries clients.
This time I am not going to mark the storage place of the organisation on the map (for obvious reasons). Instead, I’m putting the map marker in a park in Surry Hills that I used to live near. Every day there were homeless people in this park and I had many conversations with people who needed housing, but seemed to long even more for signs of respect.
Thanks to Meags for spreading the word and leaving another random book in what I think is the most random spot yet.
It seems so sad to me that these wonderful creatures are being driven towards extinction despite the efforts of some amazing and dedicated people. So this time the book is left behind for someone with enough heart to visit this sanctuary in Borneo.
I’ve always thought that Inaka: Child’s Eyes would only be complete when it is animated. So, recently I’ve been trawling through the many amazing animations on YouTube and these are my favourites.
I hope that this leads more people to appreciate this wonderful work by these amazing artists. I still believe that the art of animation is the modern equivalent to the art of oil painting in the past.
In an ideal world these are the people I would choose to animate Inaka: Child’s Eyes. Enjoy! These are all stunning.
The delivery of copies of Inaka: Child’s Eyes to unusual and wonderful spots continues thanks to loyal friends; in this case it’s Mat Schulz who dropped the book off.
It was left at the Steven “Beaver” Goren memorial seat in Boulder Colorado. Personally I didn’t know anything about Beaver until I read this article.
It seems like he was the kind of guy anyone would want as a friend and I hope this copy finds someone special. Win win everybody!
And then 10 minutes later it has gone to a new home
There are some organisations in the world that should just be supported because of their integrity and the good they do everyday. With so many people touched by the challenges of that cancer presents, it is organisations like The McGrath Foundation who offer unwavering and positive support to patients and their families. So, for us, this was a simple decision.
The Inaka Project, through the McGrath Foundation has offered free copies of Inaka: Child’s Eyes to all of their nursing staff to support them emotionally in their invaluable work.
Since the book was first published there has been a particularly strong and unexpected response from readers who are facing medical and emotional challenges. We hope in some way that Inaka: Child’s Eyes will reach people who need it and in some small way it assists them on their journey.
Please check out the McGrath foundation for yourself. Perhaps there is some way in which you could support them in their quest to help women throughout Australia.
Their web site is http://www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/