Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The Pile #2

At last! Today our delivery arrived: new books for the pile (mine and Immy's), and the best alphabet cards ever.

A Year of Mornings is a book without words. This is a photographic collaboration between two women, who each day (more or less) for a year, posted a single moment from their mornings on to a blog. There was such a huge following, and people were so moved by it, that it became a book. Its beautiful. Not fancy - think photos of eggs in a bowl, a plait in a child's hair, or a misty morning telephone wire. I just get it. And love it. The kind of book you open at a random page, are absorbed (calmed, quieted) for a moment before getting back to the business of living.


























Bird by Bird. All I know about this book is what it says on the cover. Sounds good to me.

And for Immy. Zoe and Beans, and the cutest - CUTEST- alphabet cards ever. I searched websites, read countless reviews, scoured Amazon. Yes, I know they are only cards with the ABC's on them. But I had to be sure. So thrilled with these.

We've already read Zoe and Beans 5 times today. 3 times this afternoon, and twice before bed tonight. By torchlight.

To end: a favourite quote. 'The more that you read, the more you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go'.

 By Dr. Seuss, of course. G'nite.

2 comments:

Melanie said...

Piles represent so much happiness -the expectation and the feeling of wealth! :-)

Nathalie Williams said...

That's the one con with the Kindle... no pile to create that excitement.