Saturday, 15 July 2017

My Love of Books ....

Keeps me in Bookshops for ages
and I always spot ones with,
what I would call unusual subjects
or some just catch my eye...

I liked the cover of the book below but it
is NOT an easy read book and  it has nearly 700 pages!!

Empire of Things

What we consume has become the defining feature of our lives: our economies live or die by spending, we are treated more as consumers than workers, and even public services are presented to us as products in a supermarket. In this monumental study, acclaimed historian Frank Trentmann unfolds the extraordinary history that has shaped our material world, from late Ming China, Renaissance Italy and the British Empire to the present. Astonishingly wide-ranging and richly detailed, Empire of Things explores how we have come to live with so much more, how this changed the course of history, and the global challenges we face as a result.

The following photos are taken of a book named ...
Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees?

Or, that there’s a Swedish word that means a traveller’s particular sense of anticipation before a trip?

Lost in Translation, a New York Times bestseller, brings the nuanced beauty of language to life with over 50 beautiful ink illustrations.


 I have no idea how they came up with this one !!

How to Read Water

Oxford Author
Philip Pullman

He  left school and then  went to Exeter College, Oxford, to read English. He did a number of odd jobs for a while then moved back to Oxford to become a teacher. He taught at various middle schools for twelve years, then moved to Westminster College, Oxford, to be a part-time lecturer. He taught courses on the Victorian novel and on the folk tale, and also a course examining how words and pictures fit together. He eventually left teaching in order to write full-time.



Echoing his journey in London Orbital over a decade ago, Iain Sinclair narrates his second circular walk around the capital. Shortly after rush-hour and accompanied by a rambling companion, Sinclair begins walking along London's Overground network, or, 'Ginger Line'. With characteristic playfulness, detours into folk history, withering assessments of the political classes and a joyful allegiance to the ordinary oddball, Sinclair guides us on a tour of London's trendiest new transport network - and shows the shifting, changing city from new and surprising angles.


Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. He even has a motorbike, Che Guevara style. What he doesn't need is a pet. What he really doesn't need is a pet penguin.





A wonderful meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison.
Whenever rain falls, our countryside changes. Fields, farms, hills and hedgerows appear altered, the wildlife behaves differently, and over time the terrain itself is transformed.
In Rain, Melissa Harrison explores our relationship with the weather as she follows the course of four rain showers, in four seasons, across Wicken Fen, Shropshire, the Darent Valley and Dartmoor.


A beautiful retro-styled book, with original illustrations and scenic photographs, the book also includes detailed instructions, maps and intriguing anecdotes. Wild Swimming Walks will be treasured by nature lovers, ramblers and wild swimmers alike.

A fresh perspective, an outdoor exploration, a new adventure about to begin—How to Be a Wildflower is the book to celebrate these and other wide-open occasions. Encouraging self-discovery through encounters with nature, beloved artist Katie Daisy brings her beautiful paintings and lettering to this collection of things to do and make, quotes, meditations, natural history, and more




  1. How long did it take you to write all this? This is brilliant Anne. I love the detail you put in your posts. Keep, keep going with this. You never know where this might take you.

    1. Hello Cathy , Thank you for your lovely comment .. It take me quite a while finding all the links etc and making sure it all matches and then the info. You never know it could lead somewhere. What I really need is someone to sit with me to show me Wordpress .. I have tried reading about it but my brain needs to be shown :-) :-) and then I write it down for me to understand. Big thanks , take care xox

  2. Well done Anne. I could spend a whole day in a bookshop quite happily, such a fascinating place. Keep well and take care Diane xox

    1. Hello Diane , thanks for support. I know exactly what you are saying :-) .. I could of spent longer , some in London are amazing. Take care hugs Anne xox

  3. I recognize the Appalachian Trail page that you sent a copy of to me! What a lovely bookstore and some truly interesting topics for those books. Glad you are blogging!

    1. Hello Paulita , I thought you would recognize it :-) ,, It is a fabulous bookstore, need to spend longer. Maybe next time, thank you for calling over. Yes good to be back blogging , just need time xo


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