This was organised by Dawn of the Unread - they're on Facebook and Twitter as well- to show support for libraries.
The meeting point was the statue of 'Cloughie' -Brian Clough (best known for being the manager of Nottingham Forest football club) and the paved area in front of him; this area leads down onto the Market Square- currently hosting Nottingham by the sea- they put in a beach area, a bar, and various fairground rides for the school summer holidays.
|Gathering around the Brian Clough statue|
ready for reading..
It was hard to tell how many attended as everyone was spread out - but the early arrivals got the base around the statue to sit on...
The city centre is always busy and noisy, especially on a Saturday, but for 10 minutes there was a quiet haven where we all sat down and read.
I'm sure a few passers-by wondered what was going on - they stood around the edges, but no one minded the readers taking up space.
I sat down and propped my back against the tree to read my chosen book, and I was grateful for the little shade it provided- it was getting very warm by midday.
My reading choice for the event was Julia Quinn's 'How to Marry a Marquis'.
I'd bought this just before I returned home from Bath in May, but not finished it, so in my bag it went.
|My flash-mob reading choice|
Have you ever been part of a flash-mob? If so do tell... :)