When I was a little girl, I can vividly remember spending hours looking at my grandmother's collection of sea glass. My grandparents used to spend time in Maine and often strolled along the beaches looking for little treasures.
Each piece of brilliantly coloured smooth glass is indeed something special. I've read recently that finding sea glass in the US is becoming quite rare as so many things are now made of plastic and littering is discouraged.
Which means each piece is even more prized.
If you grew up by the sea, you know it stays with you forever. The scent of salty air, the stickiness of saltwater on skin and cool ocean breezes are something you never forget.
5 March 2011 is World Book Night. What does that mean for you? 1 million books will be given away that night in the UK and Ireland for free!
You can apply to become a book giver and if selected, you will be sent 48 copies to give away. All you have to be is passionate about the book so if one of the above books is a favourite be sure to apply.
I will definitely be adding a few of the titles to my 'to be read' list.