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.
“when 1500 scientists, including 100 Nobel Laureates, petitioned the world in 1995 that serious remedies were required to halt the destruction of the living fabric of the Earth, their warning was ignored. Had it been 1500 economists warning of a stock market crash it would have got banner headlines and emergency government action.” - Bob … Continue reading #BookSnap and reading catch up.
This week's book snap is Charles Massey's impressive agricultural call to arms; Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture a new Earth. Currently learning more about sustainable agriculture than I ever thought I needed to know. This is a great book, not just for the blueprint it offers on sustainable agriculture but for the … Continue reading Sustainable agriculture for BookSnapSunday
#BookSnapSunday Just the quick weekly BookSnap, I seem to have lots to read at the moment, friends keep lending me books and I always feel I have a duty to read and get them back as soon as possible, so trying to get through a few titles at the moment. This week's book snap is … Continue reading So many books – so little time
https://www.instagram.com/p/CKaXpT5F5vj/ Our local museum, Cobb & Co is currently hosting an ancient rome exhibit, so decided to take advantage for BookSnap this week and highlight my favourite historical mystery series; the Ruso novels of R.S.Downie. Downie is an english author and the series is predominantly set in Roman Britain although Ruso and Tilla do find … Continue reading Back in time for #BookSnapSunday.
“Isn't that a kind of prayer? The care and maintenance of the web of our noticing, the paying heed?” - Kathleen Jamie Findings https://www.instagram.com/p/CKIFXnnlVd_/ This week's #BookSnapSunday post features Kathleen Jamie's gorgeous collection of essays Findings, beautiful, lyrical observation that captures moments of observation and experience, a lovely book to read. Findings beautifully evokes Scotland, … Continue reading Findings for #BookSnapSunday
Just a quick #BookSnapSunday. I joined in on the #wyndhamreadalong2021 on Instagram last week and just bolted through Day of the Triffids. Wyndham has a timeless, polished quality to his writing. While it might be a cold war sci-fi, the idea that humanity will destroy itself with it's own greed driven cleverness is just as … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Day of the Triffids.
#BookSnapSunday I will resume the travel challenge tomorrow for today I am just sticking to #BookSnapSunday, which this week is the Craig Reucassel book Fight for Planet A, an accessible and empowering read if you are looking to understand the challenges facing the planet, why the Australian government is so backward in acting to address … Continue reading Let’s make 2021 a year to fight for the environment.
I love these guardians of adventure at the entrance to the Helsinki train station. How is everyone feeling now the year is slowly coming to a close? These last few weeks have felt even more hectic than usual, with end of year work and family demands. The arrival of summer heat has brought our weekend … Continue reading Sisu and Shimmering skies
“She had the perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very, dangerous to live even one day.” - Virginia Woolf Mrs Dalloway https://www.instagram.com/p/CHmlNXWFocB/ A quick #BookSnapSunday post, picked an old favourite Mrs Dalloway by Virginia … Continue reading “Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself”.