I’m going to give this weekly meme a try in the hope that I’ll get into posting more regularly, even if it is likely to be mostly about books for the moment. (What’s not to like about books?)
It’s already time for Six Degrees again, hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavouriteandbest.
From the starter title provided by Kate, create a chain of six books, each one linked to the one before. This month is a wildcard: we each start our chain with the book we ended on last month. For me that was The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Although each book is only required to link to its predecessor, often a theme arises or a choice spins back to an earlier link. This month is no different in that regard. It is different in that beyond the starter book, none of the others are books that I’ve read; they are all books that I very much want to read. So perhaps this chain will give me a nudge! It also takes me on a whistle-stop tour across the globe, sampling cultures far removed from my own. We begin in France. Continue reading “Six Degrees of Separation: from The Paris Wife to …”
There is always renewal; there is always change
The final hours of July passed wet and cool, brooding and overcast. And welcomed. I applauded the dimming of the light; I turned inward and pondered the prescience of autumn. My heart has always belonged to autumn. Continue reading “The View from Here: as August arrives”
… from the garden
It is high summer. We’ve had some very fine weather but also brumous days when the mist and clouds merge and don’t lift all day, and smuggy days when the humidity hits hard and strong. But we have escaped the fiercest temperatures of this month. There are occasional compensations for living in an area that is wetter, milder and more temperate than most. Continue reading “The View from Here: colours of July”
Women have such vivid imaginations and lead such dull lives. Their pleasure in life is so soon over; they are so dependent on others, and their dependence so soon becomes a nuisance. (p. 234)
… from the lanes
Thus far July has been glorious. I want to capture these fleeting days, these colours of July. As the month opened, I walked for a while, not far from home. Sometimes, pictures are all that’s needed.
Up the hill under cerulean skies… Continue reading “The View from Here: colours of July”
From the starter title provided by Kate, six links create a chain of books which invariably surprises me by where it finally ends up.