Here are 3 thought-provoking books I've read of late.
#WeAreMadeofEarth is a wonderful story told from the perspective of a refugee and set on a Greek island. The media rarely report from the refugee’s position, so this book offers great insight to those like me who are interested to learn more. Sheila Heti’s #Motherhood is a very clever book about not having children. #WhatWeTalkAboutWhenWeTalkAboutRape is such a serious and important read, I wish every teenager would read it.
What’s the most thought-provoking book you have read lately?
How do you feel about marking books? @bookishanki had a great method for annotation and def puts mine to shame 🙈I tend to use what I have at my disposal-highlighters, pens, pencils and stickie notes. There is no rhythm nor rhyme to it so my books probably look a mess to everyone else🙈 However, I love being able to pick up a book and go right to parts I found the most interesting and see the notes I have made.
Book: 59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman
2 hours ago
My parents went to Scotland and I asked them if they could find this edition of Half A World to complete my series & they did! It was impossible to find it here and I am so thrilled to have all three now. Swipe to see the cover in detail and some realistic photos of trying to use your kittens as props. Little monsters, haha.
Last week I had the pleasure of spending time with Tina Strama at The Captain's House on the Lake.
After touring this gorgeous Queen Anne style home built in 1875, and learning some of its stories, we sat in the kitchen where I was able to learn more about Tina n Tony, and the Bed and Breakfast business in Granbury. If you want to learn more, or are interested in reserving a room here, check out https://captainshouseonthelake.com.
I love learning more about the wonderful people who visit my account, so please, introduce yourself! Let me know what twist of fate brought you here. Then, for kicks, tell me your favorite author (or two) of all time, and your favorite color. My answer will be in the comments.
Here are the 3 final ideas in this video series.
Only a few more days of school holidays left here.
Anybody else sick of hearing their own voice?
“Hands to yourself. You’re in her space.”
“No, you’ll have to wait until dinner.”
“Why is there texta on my bedsheets?”
In this third instalment of this video series, I’m sharing some ways to ensure that stories and books still feature heavily in your everyday during the holidaze. Although in ways that conserve YOUR voice.
If your kids have some fave podcasts/ audio books that they love listening to, please share away in the comments.
THE EARLY BIRD .
Catches the worm!!
My early bird and I are trying to catch a few pages of my beautiful new book.
This just about sums up my mornings which are a mixture of perfect bliss and slight chaos at the same time. .
A mumma trying to catch her breath with a (nearly) 7 month old who wants constant attention at what was previously known as “me time”. Avoiding the temptation to pop baby TV on to extend the moment to drink her coffee in peace and read at least 1 page of her book. .
Anyone else feeling this?
It’s Friday tomorrow though!! Three cheers for the weekend approaching 🙌
6 hours ago
Qotd: What are your winter essentials? Knits? Hot choc? Booties...? .
I love me some hot choc , dried petals & leaves. Also I enjoy soups and all things fluffy.
Have an amazing Thursday Fam.