“Once upon a time, someone gave me a book.” @kmjgardiner’s “preciousss”…

Kelly Gardiner writes books, so perhaps it is no surprise that one of her most precious possessions is also a book.

Bushfire threatens. What can she take with her?

I can choose one book. One book to represent all the books, all the stories, all the memories, all the joy.

There’s no need to decide. I know which one. I understand now that it’s the only book I can’t lose. And after all, it’s small enough to fit in my pocket.

Which book was it? You’ll have to read the full article to find out — hahaha! You can buy the hard copy of Materiality: PRECIOUS for $15 or download the digital version for just $4.99.

Gilded edges. Image by Alice Cannon.

Gilded edges. Image by Alice Cannon.