So I'm pretty sure the vast majority of people reading this watched last night's brilliant Olympic Opening Ceremony; by the look of it on Twitter every single person I follow was getting involved!
I'm writing a longer post about the Opening Ceremony on my personal blog, Life from the Tub, but I just wanted to talk quickly about how bloody happy I am that literature played such a strong part in the proceeding last night! HELL FRICKING YES!
When the camera panned around to show JK Rowling I pretty much lost my shit. I gasped. I actually gasped out loud. Possibly a slight overreaction but I was just so excited to see her there. She utterly deserved it and she read beautifully.
I'm so glad that Danny Boyle included so many wonderful books that I'm sure we all read and loved in our childhoods - and now! Harry Potter (is there anything cooler than a 60ft Voldemort?), Mary Poppins, Peter Man, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (that Childcatcher was wonderfully creepy) et al.
Thank you, Danny Boyle, on behalf of all book lovers, thank you so much.