Christmas has come a little early in the Vivatramp household! The wonderful people over at Books Are My Bag know just how much I love talking about books so they dropped me an email a while ago asking if I would like a 'survival kit' to delve into to promote this year's campaign. After picking myself up off the floor, I replied with Justin Timberlake lyrics (true story!) and awaited its arrival. I actually missed said arrival but, after answering a million questions, I managed to coax it off our next door neighbour who seemed rather intrigued by the size of the box. Hands off, Mr Buchanan!
'What is BAMB?', I hear you wail. Books Are My Bag is a nationwide campaign to get people using their local bookshops. I'm sure we are all guilty of buying online when we could have bought in store but it's okay because we can use October as a month for bookish repentance! Bookshops across the UK will be holding events and competitions to get readers involved throughout the month so check out the website to see what's going on where you live! Nothing going on? Why not treat yourself to a browse around a bookshop anyway?! Even if you don't see anything that takes your fancy, there's usually cake and good conversation! Feel free to share some thoughts and ideas on bookshops in the comments below! Onto the contents of the kit...
I've only had time to skim through so far but I'd highly recommend buying this for all your bookish pals.
Look at that cover and the Nirvana reference!
I also received a very fetching BAMB tee that I will be lounging around in my pants in for the foreseeable future. I shall spare you the photograph though! Thank you so much Books Are My Bag for sending me this awesome package - it restored my pep and got me all excited about books again. I'm incredibly grateful. I'm also feeling pretty thankful for all of you lot, regardless of whether or not you've just arrived here or whether you've been reading for years. Alright, knob off now - that's too much sentimentality for one day! Before I go, I thought I'd share a miniature list of 10 things that I like about bookshops:
Don't forget to check out the Books Are My Bag website to find out what events are going on in your local area. Furthermore, check out their Twitter account because they're holding daily themed bookish discussions using #bookadayuk throughout the month of October. I need to catch up! I want to know: What's your favourite thing about shopping in bookshops? What's the last book you purchased from a book shop? What would your dream bookshop be like? ♥