I am enjoying the comments on the Five Year Celebration and a Giveaway post. You still have time to leave a comment on that post for the giveaway, as it ends February 26, at 6 P.M. Pacific Standard Time.
I am rereading How to Ditch Your Fairy, by Justine Larbalestier. I have a signed paperback copy from when Larbalestier visited the Seattle area last winter. The main character lives in a region of the world called New Avalon (not-United States/ not-Australia) where everyone has a fairy. Some people have common loose-change finding fairies, while others are lucky enough to have never-have-bad-hair fairies or always-know-what-your-children-are-up-to fairies. Charlie is a 14 year old girl at a sports school who has a parking fairy. She hates having everyone make her ride along with them to find the best parking spots, and starts walking everywhere in the hopes of "ditching" her fairy.
Rereading the book just begs for a discussion about personal fairies. Larbalestier posted a few responses from different writer colleagues and there have been lots from readers. I've decided that if I have a personal fairy, it must be a gift-giving fairy. It's not a 100 percent reliable, but I have a high success rate for finding the right gift for a friend or family member. I cheat a little, too: I have a hidden box filled with things I've tucked away for when they're needed.
If you had a personal fairy, what would its specialty be?