I should have included my 5 reads for the 5 in 50 readathon in my post yesterday, oh well, it gives me something for a quick post today. I started with the Liane Moriarty novel What Alice Forgot, a friend at work lent me that one, so I wanted to get it read and back … Continue reading 5 in 50 and 4 for Gaia/nature
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
A brief break in travel posts with a catch up on book posts, one book, in particular, I want to highlight and highly recommend, will get to that in a moment. I have not been doing regular updates on the nature reading challenge so thought it was high time I did something of an update … Continue reading Environmental Reading and Environmental protection
We have been planning some adventures to fossil and opal country this year, so have been dipping back into some dino books. Never outgrew a fascination with the beasts of the past, so this week's book snap is a selection of just some of the dino books I have acquired. https://www.instagram.com/p/CNgj94Nl5Uh/ I have particularly enjoyed … Continue reading Stepping back into deep time.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNOTPL4B5qa/ Just a quick Easter Sunday BookSnap. I have never really totally outgrown children's books, I love the wit and wisdom one finds in a good kids book. They make lovely coffee table books and can bring a smile to a reader at any age. I couldn't resist Chris Edser's The Drop Bear. Beautiful illustrations … Continue reading Happy Easter #BookSnapSunday
I only finished two books in March but I did dip in and out of a few. The big one was Charles Massey's tome on regenerative agriculture; Call of the Reed Warbler: A new Agriculture A new earth, a comprehensive overview and critique of historical farming practices, emerging regenerative practices and Massey's desperate call for … Continue reading March reading – Agriculture and the fate of the planet
https://www.instagram.com/p/CMqP5vSBZG8/ Just a quick book snap post, I am participating in the Wyndham read along on insta hence this week's post is of that classic, cosy but creepy invasion tale The Midwich Cuckoos. Cuckoos feels a bit like Doctor Who meets Midsomer Murders, all the more sinister for the cosy, quaint, domestic setting. Wyndham was … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The Midwich Cuckoos
Pexels: Suzy Hazelwood Since I have decided to dive into the subscription pool I am pondering the benefits of subscription services, and yes this is a little self interested, sorry. From my point of view the benefit comes in the form of discovery. Discovery of authors and books that might otherwise not come to your … Continue reading Discovery and boxes
I am hopefully emerging from a bit of down cycle at the moment, starting to feel motivated/inspired to post more, in the mean time #BookSnapSunday gives me something to post for the week no matter what. I recently started dipping into Helen Macdonald's collection of essays Vesper Flights so that is this week's book snap. … Continue reading Vesper Flights for #BookSnapSunday
https://www.instagram.com/p/CME19wbFTOq/ Just catching up with my February reading and the third great read nature read I completed in February was the The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn. I had previously read Winn's first remarkable book The Salt Path, a book she wrote so that Moth her partner would never forget the experience they had when … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Wild Silence.