Book Review: Jane’s Country Year by Malcolm Saville

My thanks to Handheld Classics and Edelweiss for a review copy of this book. Malcolm Saville is another from the list of authors whom I was aware of but had never read. I only had a vague idea that he wrote adventure stories for children. But on seeing my friend Alwynne's review of this book…

Book Review: Nature is Never Silent by Madlen Ziege

My thanks to Scribe UK, and NetGalley for a review copy of this book! In Nature is Never Silent: How Animals and Plants Communicate With Each Other, author Madlen Ziege takes us on a journey through the world of nature to acquaint us with the many fascinating ways in which different beings—from unicellular to complex…

Book Review: Light Rains Sometimes Fall by Lev Parikian

My thanks to Elliot and Thompson and NetGalley for a review copy of this book. ‘Stop and smell the roses’ we are sometimes told or tell ourselves. Slow down, look about, and take in the beauty and wonders of life around you at all times—it isn’t just flowers, but birds, insects, bees and butterflies, trees…

Shelf Control #121: Father Goose by William Lishman

Wednesday, the 4th of January, and time for Shelf Control once again--the first one of 2021! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains (in my case the latter). To participate, all you do is pick a book from…

Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (128) #WindintheWillows

Photo by Sebastian Voortman on Pexels.com Sudden and magnificent, the sun’s broad golden disc showed itself over the horizonfacing them; and the first rays, shooting across the level water-meadows, took theanimals full in the eyes and dazzled them. When they were able to look once more, theVision had vanished, and the air was full of…

Shelf Control #101: The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White #TBR #Nature #Animals

Wednesday, the 29th of July, and time for Shelf Control once again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what…

Children’s Book of the Month: The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle by #BeatrixPotter

I haven't picked a children's book to read or talk about for a while now. Since I have been mostly rereading books lately, my children's book pick this time is a reread as well, and I chose this short charming Beatrix Potter book, The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle. Published in 1905, this the sixth (seventh…