Book Review: Lights 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…

Not Just Anne of Green Gables: Some L.M. Montgomery Favourites

L.M. Montgomery or Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1952) was a Canadian author, best known for Anne of Green Gables, her 1908 book about a little red-headed orphan girl who arrives by mistake at the home of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, siblings running a farm who had wanted to adopt a boy. But before long, she wins…

Shelf Control #93: Walden by Henry David Thoreau #Memoir #Nature #TBR

Wednesday, the 3rd of June, 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…