Not one, not two, not three, but four books for May. Yes, I know I'm showing off a bit. But I can't help it. Now, two of these are quick reads so they barely count, right? And one is a children's book. So we're really down to one proper book for May. Phew!
The first is Carson Ellis's book Home. I love Carson's illustrations and this book is so sweet with homes of Slovakian duchesses, Kenyan blacksmiths, Norse gods and babushkas all in gorgeous painted detail.
Next up is Sitting Still Like a Frog by Eline Snel, a book about mindfulness for children designed to help with anxiety, difficulty sleeping, kindness, breathing calmly and generally coping with stress.
Then there's Fox Encounters in the Wild by Jim Crumley. Foxes are among my favourite animals. We have plenty here and I love hearing that eerie bark coming from the woods behind the house or, like the other night, from our garden. This is a slim book - just about 60 pages - but I'm really looking forward to reading it.
Finally there's Gladys Mitchell's Speedy Death. Written in 1929, it features Mrs Beatrice Adela Lestrange Bradley, unorthodox amateur sleuth whose name alone deserves a prize.
Before I start with any of those I have to finish Mr. Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. I know this is a classic, I know it's based on his own experiences in WW1 but...but I'm just not enjoying it as much as I'd hoped.
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