FALLING IN LOVE
Valentine’s Day is synonymous with falling in love, and who doesn’t remember the first time they fell head-over-heels in love with their first book?
As with the best love stories, most of us never see it coming. One minute, the dull rectangular objects filled with laborious words are viewed as ornaments to decorate the shelves of pseudo intellects and libraries. The next, our mind is blown as we try desprately to make up for lost time by consuming books as often as we can.
So what was the first book that did it for you? Who was the author, and how do you feel about the evolution of their work since? We’d love to know!
WRITER JODY MEDLAND’S FIRST (BOOK) LOVE
Company Director Jody Medland describes the moment his life changed forever:
“I honestly couldn’t tell you how the book came into my possession, or why I started reading it, because I absolutely loathed books at the time. But quite by chance – or maybe even fate – I started reading The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. It’s so dark and sinister, and I just couldn’t stop turning the pages. I needed to know what happened next, and I’d never felt like that before. The experience not only made me want to keep reading, but it made me want to be a writer.”
For Jody, this was clearly true love. And because we want to hear your stories, we’re running a Valentine’s Day giveaway!
LOVE BOOKS COMPETITION
It couldn’t be easier to enter. Simply answer one of the following questions in the comments box at the very bottom of the page, then wait until the 15th February, when we’ll choose a winner!
The winning entry will be able to select any of the books from the Pen Works Media Shop, which will be delivered first class in our LOVE-ly Valentine’s gift wrap.
Just to prove we love you all equally, all of our books are 15% off until 15th February, so get your orders in today!
Good luck x