Of little boats and books …

Photo: Toy Boats by Toby Oxborrow (Creative Commons Flickr)

Our books, like little boats, go sailing … Photo: by Toby Oxborrow (Creative Commons Flickr)

Rita's Beach Read

Rita took Darcy to a surfside resort

A writer releases a novel,
sending it out, alone,
to make its way in the wild world.

It’s like something out of a fairy tale.
Not the end of a fairy tale, the beginning.
The “cold, cruel world” part.

You know, like the three pigs?
Or Hansel and Gretel? Or Puss ‘N boots?
Leaving home on the toe of a boot?

Meredith added Darcy to her library

Meredith added Darcy to her library

Yeah, we writers pitch our books out there.

“Off you go, little book.”
“Make your fortune, live your life.”

And then the little book DOES.

I sit back, amazed. Oh the places books go! Who knew?

Here are a few Darcy By Any Other Name “book selfies” readers have shared. I love them.
 

Anita showed him a perfect wave

Anita showed Darcy a perfect wave

 
Where Go the Boats?
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dark brown is the river,
Golden is the sand,
It flows along forever,
With trees on either hand.

Green leaves a-floating,
Castles of the foam,
Boats of mine a-boating –
Where will all come home?

Mark won the CIR a giveaway

Mark won the CIR giveaway

On goes the river
And out past the mill,
Away down the valley,
Away down the hill;

Away down the river,
A hundred miles or more;
Other little children
Shall bring my boats ashore.

Sue's Darcy lives in the country

Sue’s Darcy lives in the country

Kelly took him along to the pool

Kelly took him along to the pool

Laura Hile (1)

 

My books are like those little boats.

And “Book Selfies” show me where they come ashore.

Safe harbor, home at last.

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