If one must wear a face mask, then it’s a nice idea to find one that advertises your love of books. There now seems to be quite a range on the market. I like the idea of one with the Shakespeare quote, “We shall every ONE be mask’d”.
Others display a row of books, or text from a favourite novel, or simply list names of great authors. Articles have also appeared on-line about what sort of face masks literary characters might choose to adopt. Would Jane Eyre go for bold stripes, or a delicate floral?; would Sherlock’s be decorated with pipes or magnifying glasses?; would Hamlet’s be made of fabric decorated with skulls?
I do hope that all the readers of this newsletter are staying safe and well, and coping with this time of crisis in the world. Thank goodness we love books – they really help us in such times of stress.
What design would your favourite literary character wear on their face mask? What design would you wear? Tell me by leaving a comment.
(The mask pictured here is just one that I’d be tempted to wear, I don’t endorse or have any affiliation with this manufacturer.)