Roots, Books and A Poem

06 Sep

We spent the morning with the Roots community today for Volunteer Tuesday. P and I planted over 1000 winter salad seeds and the lovely Mr S was working with a team on laying out the beds in the new poly tunnel.

National Read a Book Day on September 6 calls all book lovers to indulge in their favorite hobby, guilt-free. Bringing new worlds to life, books enlighten us and transport us on exciting adventures. They can challenge our perspectives on the human experience in ways unmatched by other media. In a world deluged by technology, National Read a Book Day encourages us to silence the noise and turn the pages for a while.”
Here are the books we are reading at the moment:

Brian Bilston, poet, alerted me to the fact that today is National Book Day and here is his poem, posted here with his permission. I love his clever  sense of humour.



4 responses to “Roots, Books and A Poem

  1. nrhatch

    September 7, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    What timing! I started reading Still Life on Monday. Not sure I’m a fan yet, but I’ll give it a bit more time.

    I just finished another book (The Promise) with no chapters, no page breaks, and no quotation marks. I hope that practice won’t continue. I like defined breaks when scenes shift from one character to another and appreciate chapter breaks and dialog that is set off in quotation marks. It’s less tiring for the eyes because they get a bit of a break.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 7, 2022 at 2:35 pm

      Do give it more time! There are laugh out loud moments and some where the sand has got in your eyes… I’m about 2/3 through having read for two hours yesterday.
      I recently read The Promise too! I agree about the layout but did find it engrossing. The whole premise of starting with a funeral each decade or so and moving through the history of South Africa, I found intriguing. Not one to read in bed as falling asleep though! 🙂

  2. backstagestives

    September 6, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    In a mad crazy world, your blog, today’s post, fills me with hope and makes me smile.
    Thank you, as ever.

  3. Helen

    September 6, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    Ha! Brilliant poem! And well done on your planting and bed laying.


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