Friday, 31 July 2009
July is the month where the tradition of well-dressing takes place, an old rite where water wells were decorated with local symbols and pictures depicting stories. This tradition is practised in the Peak District in England to give thanks for the purity of water. The well pictured here is undecorated but I liked it and had character.
Here is my July reading progress...
Read - 2 and a half books
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
Currently Reading - Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
TBR Pile - 1 added so currently at 59
Challenges - completed #4 of the 2009 mini challenges, to read 2 essays from the same collection and blog about them. I have also borrowed a library book for #6 and will review it here soon.
Wishlist Additions -
Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center
Serena by Ron Rash
Gifts of War: A Novel byMackenzie Ford
The Favourites by Mary Yukari Waters
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
Discoveries - The Bluecoat Centre in Liverpool is having another Chapter and Verse Literary Festival in October
Events - Releasing my second BookCrossing book, at Sudley House, in the garden, on the bench that surrounds the Cherry Blossom tree near the entrance. Its gone, I checked.
I am now away for 2 weeks, going camping in Devon and working for a week on an Organic farm. I'll be back around the 16th August.