Friday, 10 August 2012
Summer pleasures + a book recommendation
Summer pleasures - yes we have summer here at last - include sitting in the sunshine with a cup of tea and my current reading material. This is the bench just outside the back door where I often sit with my cuppa weather permitting and where I have been enjoying my afternoon tea and a rock bun warm from the oven (sadly not in the photo as I'd already eaten it!) today.
Seldom does a book have such an effect on me that I feel compelled to tell you about it but this one was such an unusual story and told in the most beautiful prose that I simply couldn't put it down. I am sorry that I have finished it as I wanted it to go on forever! If you haven't already read it I urge you to search it out both for the wonderful descriptions of the Alaskan countryside (that word is far too tame for the place described which is a harsh and unforgiving wilderness yet with its own beauty) and for the story which was a sort of modern fairy tale and not my usual choice of reading at all but I just LOVED it!
I'd love to know what you think of it if you do read it.
I have been very remiss in not thanking all those of you who have so kindly posted comments on my recent blog posts - thank you all and welcome to those new followers who have joined me - can't believe I now have 188 people who enjoy what I write enough to add me to their lists!