Understanding Ukraine – reading and blogging event.

It is hard to ignore the horror that is the Ukraine, at the moment and on that unhappy subject, I thought I would share Brona's reading and blogging event: Understanding Ukraine. https://bronasbooks.com/2022/04/13/i-stand-for-peace-reading-event-may-sept-2022/ I must confess to watching the reporting of the war with horror and wanting to try to understand why this brutal invasion is … Continue reading Understanding Ukraine – reading and blogging event.

A March catch up

I have been a bit missing in action again but just doing a quick catch up post on March reading and the Gaia challenge. Firstly May at Brizzy May's Books and Bruschetta post on another wonderful children's read for the challenge; The Adventures of Euca, May wrote about the great idea of giving books instead … Continue reading A March catch up

Do you ever wonder what the future will think of us and our actions today?

Do you ever wonder what the future will think of us and our actions today? G has been reading, American author K.B Wagers, action, sci-fi NeoG series, and was a bit surprised to read a reference to Australia's Black summer of 2019 -2020 in the second book, Hold Fast Through the Fire. He shared with … Continue reading Do you ever wonder what the future will think of us and our actions today?

Wombats and wonder

I thought this year I might try and do a regular post on nature writing for younger readers and celebrate younger authors as well, as part of the Gaia/nature challenge. I have long been a fan of wonderful picture books and firmly believe some of the best writing around is for children. Picture books make … Continue reading Wombats and wonder


"I wish everyone who said they believed in angels would actually believe in insects. - Jay Griffiths Sometimes a small book can have more impact than the weightiest tome and that is the case with Jay Griffiths eloquent call to action Why Rebel. This slim volume of essays celebrates the wonder of the natural world, … Continue reading Rebel!

“Voices” Movement

"Democracy is not a spectator sport, it's a participatory event. If we don't participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy." - Michael Moore Have you heard of the voices of movement? Photo by Akil Mazumder from Pexels It is an inspiring, grassroots, political movement seeking to select, support and elect moderate independents in upcoming elections. Inspired … Continue reading “Voices” Movement

Books and Heroes

BrothersNBooks and the World's Coolest Readathon public domain pixabay Reading is a life saver, a life enricher, as essential as oxygen to some of us, which is why I thought I would share this really cool project, started by a currently serving army officer. The project is BrothersNBooks started by Captain Dylan Conway after he … Continue reading Books and Heroes