northumberlhand-made.co.uk and it is well worth a look. I chose this picture (called Life Saver) to represent July because it reminded me of summer evening walks down to the beach while on holiday. There is a Celtic quality to the shape of the life saver on its frame too, which I liked. There are more brilliant pictures to browse through on her site.
On to the reading life of July...
Read - 1 book
The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai by Ruiyan Xu
Currently Reading -
All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Notes From Walnut Tree Farm by Roger Deakin
The Organic Year by Patricia Gallimore
TBR Pile - currently at 123 books (according to GoodReads) with none added in July.
Challenges - Still managing to stick to #1 of this years personal challenges to not buy any new books, although a visit to Waterstones in Nottingham, with a friend, tested my resolve. It was a struggle, but I stuck to it.
Wishlist Additions -
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
The Memoirs of a Survivor by Doris Lessing
Harry Hop-Pole by Wispy Gorman
The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson
Wonder by R J Palacio
Once You Break A Knuckle by D W Wilson
The Library Book - Short Stories
Wall Of Days by Alastair Bruce
The Book Beast at The Daily Beast, a magazine section on books, attractively set out and good articles.
World Book Night people are looking for nominations for your favourite books that could end up as one of the titles used for the event in 2013. Use the link to nominate your choice.
With all of the rain here in England it hardly feels as if summer is here, and we are already into August. This month will bring its own adventures, but a little sunshine and warmth would be nice.