Is it possible to read several books at once? Hmm. I seem to be doing it (again) because good books just keep coming to my bedside. I am loving this whole concept of hear about a good book, check out the library catalogue to see if they have it, they don't, so I request they buy it & ask to borrow it if they do. Next thing you know, the book I really wanted to read, is ready to be picked up! This is happening to me a lot, and so, I have a pile of good books on my bedside table waiting for to me read, to embrace, to lose myself in. These are not reviews on the books, as I haven't read any of them completely yet. Just thought I'd share why I borrowed, or requested the library buy these books. Love the library, one of my favourite places. All those books you can read, and then return for someone else to enjoy! However, I recently purchased a book, Sharon Astyk's latest, Making Home, which arrived today, and seen as there is no due date for it to be returned, it will sit peacefully on my bedside dresser waiting it's turn. It will. I will not start reading it until I have absolutely, completely finished the other ones. I may have also possibly had a little book buying bender, and purchased Whole Larder Love and Gourmet Farmer Deli Book too. For my husband. Maybe.
- Someone recommended the Kitchen Gardens of Australia book on their blog (sorry, can't remember who!) Lovely big book, lovely photos, inspiring gardens and stories.
- The Feast Nearby by Robin Mather, well, I can't remember how or why I came across this one, but it seems quite interesting so far.
- I am loving Thomas Seeley's Honeybee Democracy. I love bees, bee antics and bee social structure. They are amazingly fascinating. He is also an entertaining writer, even though you may not imagine a scientist who has dedicated himself to the house-hunting strategies of bee swarms to be. However, this is a heavy book, quite large and not exactly easy to hold up at bedtime, after a long day of kid wrangling, gardening and the like.
- Keeping Bees by Ashley English is more for conventional beekeeping, and The Bowhunter and I want to have topbar, or 'natural' beehives instead. However, this chick is cool, knowledgeable and the book has interesting tidbits through it about other beekeepers, and she's cool. Check out her website.
- Again, I can't quite remember whose blog/ website I read about Dear Sugar on, or whether I actually came across Wild by Cheryl Strayed first (which was a fantastic book). It was one of those weird things, where you click on a link on someone's blog that you notice on their sidebar, then get distracted on the new blog and find a link, then follow it & can never quite remember how or why you got to where you are in the first place! Anyways, Dear Sugar is a secret agony aunt/ column, who became very popular, but remained anonymous, until it was finally revealed the writer was Cheryl Strayed. I found her writing in 'Wild' to be so beautiful, and she had learnt so much along the way in Wild.