It’s such a simple thing really. But I do get excited about these things.
Last month I wrote a review on the book You by Joanna Briscoe. I’d been given the opportunity to read and review the book by Waterstones before the book hit the shelves. As a sidebar, it does pay to get those cards that the people at the till constantly offer you! So anyway, I procrastinated about reading the book, but once I had the time to stay in bed and read it (God bless bank holidays!), it was such a page turner! Anyway, I finished the book, thought about how I felt about it and how it affected me and wrote my review and posted it on the Waterstones website. And that, I thought, was the end of it.
Tonight, I got home from work, opened my laptop as soon as I got settled in and read my emails. And lo, and behold, I see an email from someone from Bloomsbury, writing to me. It was indirectly about my review. It was to tell me about the YouTube video of the book trailer promoting the book. Mind you, it wasn’t to say anything about my review. It was just to say that they noticed that I wrote a review about the book and that they thought the video might interest me. And me being me, well, I got all excited because in a teeny-tiny way, somehow, I registered in the Bloomsbury consciousness, that my review was somehow this tiny blip on their radar. It made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
And even as I write this, I feel sort of silly. Because it wasn’t really an email of any consequence. Not to anyone else in the world, maybe. But it made me smile loads for the rest of the longest day of the year!