This medium for recording information is cased with a decorative protective cover. Without even opening the pages a person’s senses come alive. A musky sweet smell clings to the pulpy ink stained collection of bound sheets. It is an aged earthy odour that carries the secrets of this book’s journey. In addition, each letter filled page whispers words of its story. The book is a comforting weight in the hand of any reader. The spine, well-worn, shows hints of the glue and stitching used to hold the printed work together. Similar to a precious gemstone, it is cut and polished.
By Shari Marshall – 2022 A to Z posts have been reserved for descriptive 100 word posts.
My debut novel, The Ember Stone, is going from manuscript to paper back in June 2022. Please stay tuned for updates.