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
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
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.
“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