Feb 14, 2012

Happy International Book Giving Day!

Oh and Valentine's Day too!

Last week I posted about my plans for International Book Giving Day. I've almost completed them. I gave books to my kids, gave Sora and the Cloud to my son's kindergarten, made a donation to The Book Bus, and bought some used Japanese books to place in doctor's waiting rooms. I haven't actually gotten those books into waiting rooms as the doctor I called told me wandering into a waiting room at the height of flu season was a bit silly. So that will get done later.

Instead of getting my husband and colleagues books, I warmed them up to the idea by presenting them with book chocolates.
 This is Kaguyahime, the protagonist of a Japanese folk tale called The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.
 I gave my kids their first Valentines! Not chocolate, but a big hit! Maybe next year I'll shoot for handmade.  Maybe!

Okay, probably not.
A couple of weeks ago we took the kids to a big department store with a huge Valentine's chocolate display. They each got 500 yen and wandered through picking out chocolates for each other.  There were hundreds of chocolates, but they chose the exact same ones!

Hope you have a fabulous day full of love and reading (or love of reading!).

1 comment:

  1. What amazing book chocolate! And thanks so much for taking part in International Book Giving Day :-)


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