Another month has been and gone, and I still feel as though I might be in a little bit of a reading rut. I dipped into and read most of Expressive Photography by the Shutter Sisters which is a lovely book to look at and dip into for some photographic inspiration.
And while I really enjoyed it and found it inspiring, it didn’t really satisfy my craving for a really good gripping book – one with a solid narrative. So I also turned to an old favourite, Jane Eyre, to try a little bit of rereading.
I love this book, so I am not feeling guilty for rereading it yet again. Plus I really love my new copy of the book – my old copy with notes galore – is very nearly read to pieces I have read it so often. I am taking this one slowly as I know the story so well, I don’t feel the need to race through – it is quite a lovely feeling to mooch through a book with no time restraints or feeling that I should be reading something else.
I also picked up something a little bit different to try in September – The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock. This biography tells the story of Mrs Delany, who at the age of 72 picked up her scissors and invented the precursor to mixed media collage while making truly astounding likenesses of plants and flowers. These art works are still used as reference to this day. This just sounds like such an interesting story, I can’t wait to get stuck in!
I hope that you have something inspiring on your bookshelves this month – I’d love to know what you’re reading. Don’t forget you can still join in the Year of Books (of what is left of it) over on Laura’s beautiful blog here.