I have been a bit missing in action this last week. It has been a funny year, so little travel, not even a lot of weekend camping trips. Although we had made a conscious decision to give up travel that involved flying before the pandemic hit, I do still miss it even if I never regret the decision. I feel like I have been under house arrest for much of the year, at least that is how it has felt at times, although there have been some positives. I enjoyed the working from home in the end, mainly for the extra time it granted me with the animals.

Back at work on site now and it feels like things are slowly returning to something approaching normal but I do miss my four legged companions. I also miss being so spoilt by G; food and cups of coffee would just materialise whenever I seemed to need them. The whole experience of being home and under each others feet all the time was surprisingly positive. Bronte was home as well and all that time there were no arguments and we all seemed to enjoy each others company. I had been afraid we would all drive each other nuts. So I guess we can look back on the whole 2020 pandemic year as being a surprisingly positive experience. The dogs, first Ada and then Cassie seemed to lighten the whole experience. Dogs really are all about joie de vivre and love no matter what is going on in the world.

Really this is just a brief post mainly to upload this week’s #BookSnapSunday post. I have been largely absent from cyberspace this last week, not that I am ever really that present in the online environment. I am pretty terrible at social media, Facebook will be ignored for months on end and even though I have some issues with Instagram it is a platform I do, kind of enjoy. Instagram can be the one social media vice I do give into which is why I still try and do the one bookish photo a week. And it is the one platform where I do pick up my phone to just scroll through peoples posts while killing time. I am thinking about the tendency to scroll though screens while failing to engage with the real world because it is something this week’s Book Snap book discuses.

So this week’s #BookSnapSunday is just my current read and it is a book I am a bit unsure about. It is Sarah Wilson’s This one wild and precious life. I thought I would love it and I do agree with just about everything Wilson says about how disconnected we have become, about how important it is to address the issues of climate change and environmental degradation. How important and healing nature itself can be but there is something about the execution of the book that just sort of grates a bit. Maybe it is just me. I will be interested to see how this book goes and what impact it might have on influencing opinion and behaviour.

#BookSnapSunday is a weekly bookish Instagram meme hosted here at Gum trees and Galaxies.com, if you would like to join in please feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments below. All you have to do is post an image of a book. Happy reading!

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