...and I feel sure you'll agree there are likely to be at least nine ladies dancing in amongst today's wonderful book selection and eight of you (male or female!) dancing out there soon.
But first and very importantly I have to say a Happy Birthday to Bookhound and here he is with the Kayaker.
We'll be scraping the icing off the Christmas cake (or would be if I'd made one) sticking a candle in and singing that song for him. He is a one-man behind the scenes support crew here at dovegreyreader scribbles, we'd be unlikely to eat if it was left to me, he offers massive and very important encouragement and support for the whole endeavour and he's always found my typos on here by 8am. On that basis I'm sure you'll agree he deserves lunch at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen today...at Bovey Tracey...and perhaps I'll nip to Spin-a-Yarn while he reads the paper.
Talking of birthdays, my thanks to Virago for today's prize draw. the very special Margaret Atwood 70th birthday editions of some of her best books.
Even if you've read them I think these are something to treasure for the covers and the colours alone which are saying Make a Quilt to me already.
The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, Cat's Eye, Lady Oracle, Wilderness Tips, Oryx and Crake and a book of poems, The Door.
Everyone will have their favourite book and their favourite cover but these are design magic and I love them all.
One complete set for one winner and we'll split up the second set and send one book to another seven winners, again it will be too complicated to specify so that will be the luck of the envelope, but eight very fortunate readers today.