The Year in Books :: September

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.

Expressive photography

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!

Paper Garden

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.

Organdie. x


6 thoughts on “The Year in Books :: September

  1. kakens says:

    Thanks for sharing about The Paper Garden! That looks really fun. I’ll have to pick it up. Also if you’d like a quick but engaging read, try Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. One of my fav novels. Best, Kirsten

    • Excellent! Thank you for the recommendation of Ella Minnow Pea – one of my friends mentioned that to me years ago and you mentioning it brought it back to me. I will go and hunt a copy out now! 🙂

  2. I love mixed media art and The Paper Garden sounds delightful. Definitely one for my Christmas Amazon Wish List.

    Thanks for commenting on my ‘The Year In Books’ post – just checking you saw the ‘warning’ notice at the bottom about ‘explicit scenes and language’ in Bleeding London!

    • The Paper Garden is proving interesting. Beautiful work illustrated in the book and very inspiring.

      I did notice your warning about Bleeding London. I am not overly adverse to bad language etc in books for the most part. Thank you for checking though! 🙂

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