I am using this week to catch up on some Gaia/nature reads for younger readers, with Christmas rapidly approaching this seems timely. I last posted about Sami Bayly's excellent Illustrated Encyclopedia series: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals and The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature. This time I want to … Continue reading More nature reads for younger readers
Sami Bayly Illustrated Encylopedia series.
Firstly want to share a link to BrizzyMay's last Gaia/nature challenge post, super impressed with May's achievements and not just the reading ones, but all the practical things to help the environment. All any of us can do is make those little improvements whenever and wherever the opportunity arises. I have been a bit slack … Continue reading Sami Bayly Illustrated Encylopedia series.
Gorgeous new editions of nature themed novels
Just wanted to alert my fellow nature lovers to a new series of gorgeous editions of nature-themed novels from Vintage. If you are looking for a nature-themed work of fiction, this is a great place to start; the covers are just magnificent. From the Penguin site: Vintage Earth Series Discover great writing on the most … Continue reading Gorgeous new editions of nature themed novels
The Gaia/nature reading challenge in 2023???
“Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people’s ideas, like listening to music, like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach.” – Roberto Bolaño Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The Gaia/nature reading challenge has been running for a couple … Continue reading The Gaia/nature reading challenge in 2023???
Toowoomba – Where ghosts walk
Upon that night, when fairies lightOn Cassilis Downans dance,Or owre the lays, in splendid blaze,On sprightly coursers prance;Or for Colean the route is ta'en,Beneath the moon's pale beams;There, up the cove, to stray and rove,Among the rocks and streamsTo sport that night... - from Halloween by Robert Burns Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com Here … Continue reading Toowoomba – Where ghosts walk
“Be not inhospitable to strangers lest they be angels in disguise.” A few years ago I came across a book on the Wainwright prize short list that I absolutely loved, I would like to say it was life changing, but to be honest I think it just reinforced values I already hold dear. It was … Continue reading Walking Landlines
Elif Shafak and the wisdom of trees
“When you are in trouble or at your lowest point, and have no one in whom to confide, a hawthorn would be the right choice. There is a reason why hawthorns are home to fairies and known to protect pots of treasure. For wisdom, try a beech; for intelligence, a pine; for bravery, a rowan; … Continue reading Elif Shafak and the wisdom of trees
Gaia/Nature challenge update And Platypus Matters
First up I want to share a link to Karen's excellent post on Pearl S Buck's classic The Good Earth it is one of those classics I have always meant to read. And Curlygeek has written a great post review on How to Give Up Plastic by Will McCallum both the above make good titles … Continue reading Gaia/Nature challenge update And Platypus Matters
Northern Woodgate Beach Ever since covid our escape routine has been disrupted and we have had very few getaways but last week I took a much-needed week off and we retreated to the peace and quiet of Woodgate to relax and recharge. To the best of my knowledge, Woodgate is Gubbi Gubbi country and as … Continue reading Coastal calm
Things lost, amnesia and the Gaia challenge
A bit of a catch-up post on the Gaia/Nature challenge today and sharing some overdue links. Curlygeek at the excellent book blog The Book Stop has been reading for the Gaia challenge and like me, they also included Lisa See's excellent historical novel The Island of the Sea Women in reads for the challenge. And … Continue reading Things lost, amnesia and the Gaia challenge