Saturday, 9 August 2014
Books on my shelf...
I have been ordering up myself a little storm of books in the last month. That ill-informed 'break my heart....' prayer was the catalyst. I'm not normally a non-fiction reader, by choice, but I am about to change all that. I suspect my heart will be broken even further, but I'm hoping the first three books on my pile will bring hope and a way forward as well.
The Nesting Place is there because my house has always been 'functional', but not particularly 'beautiful'. I'm hoping to gain some inspiration and some direction. I feel an imminent shedding of 'stuff' and more deliberate choices are on the horizon. A balance of nostalgic items and how to organise rooms to reflect our history and our current place in life.
And children's picture books because life is too short to be without them. The Swap and Granny Grommet and Me are both shortlisted for Children's Book Week this year and they are just beautiful. The Vegetable Ark is a slant on the Biblical story of Noah's Ark - a great book for teaching critical literacy, especially in a Christian school. And whatever else they are, they are just lovely stories that simply had to join the collection on my bookshelf.