Something rather wonderful.

A few months ago I posted a book meme here. One of the questions was something like “which book changed your life?” and I chose Bashful the Clumsy Bear by Pat Posner because it’s the book I learned to read from, and you can see what that led to. Pat Posner found that post and I got an email from her today. I’m not sure I can make anyone understand what a big deal this is to me…but consider how much words have meant to me, and the fact that this is the woman who started it all. And the fact that I ran through the house screaming and giggling. (Those of you who have met me know I never scream and giggle. Okay, giggle. But not scream. Not much, anyway. Er.)

If my bedroom wasn’t being renovated, making it really hard to type (I’m having to write this leaning over my headboard and it’s rather painful) and making it necessary to put all my books away, I’d take a picture of the book and post it, it is much cellotaped, and slightly crayoned (the most cuddled book in the world, though) but it’s my first, and it’s on my shelf, and Pat Posner knows of my existance!

10 Responses to “Something rather wonderful.”

  1. i’d love for something like that to happen to me. it won’t, of course, because my favourite writers are… dead.


  2. Good for you :)

  3. That’s just so scrumptious! Infact it’s the most scrumptious thing I have heard in quite a while now.

  4. That is MOST exciting!

  5. That’s so lovely!! You really are very fortunate :)) And I don’t know you, but I understand your reaction completely … i would have done the same thing :)

  6. Oh..this is so nice.Could you post the e-mail or an excerpt from it?
    Would love to read it.

  7. June – stop reading read authors?;)

    Anti, First Rain, Ph, Shruthi, thanks!:)

    Neha – I’m not sure about the ethics of posting emails or exerpts from them, but she sounds lovely.:)

  8. wonderful! reminds me of the time when i got a certain author’s autograph, and he also lit my cigarette! i came home and jumped and jumped and jumped, until my parents came and asked me if i was quite all there or not :)

  9. From: Pat Posner – author of Bashful the Clumsy Bear

    Hi again, Aishwarya
    All the best for 2006.
    Great to get yet another mention on your blog (smiley face)
    I’ve just read about a new publisher: Heryin Books in Alhambra, California and have asked if I could submit a manuscript. If they reply, I might send them to read your blog.

    Pat Posner


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