Monday, January 25, 2010

Book Sharing Monday, book shelf sharing - and Burns.


 Book sharing Monday today could only be about the Bard himself.  So we are sharing Rabbies Rhymes - by Robert Burns, illustrated by Karen Sutherland. A fun wee book which has the first few lines of Burn's most famous works, with pull out flaps and such, especially geared to young children.

 
 My Luve is like a red, red rose
Thats newly spring in June
My Luve is like a melodie
That's sweetly played in tune
 
 Quite kitschy pitures for what must be one of the world's great love songs, but there you go.  Lots more books to share with Alex at Book Sharing Monday.

Book shelf sharing is from the 3 bookshelves in the conservatory, which John built to hide an awkward recess.  It was quite hard to get into photograph as it is an alcove, but I think most of the books are visible.  It is a bit of a mixture - cookery ,gardening, craft and all sorts really.  Feel free to enlarge and have a browse.


 




 

And just to make up for such a short snippet of Burns - and to celebrate his birthday - here is a beautful version of the song, sung by Eddie Reader.



3 comments:

nocton4 said...

Am loving your blog, catching up with some missed posts.
Happy Burns Night to you and your beautiful family.

Listening to Eddie Reader at the mo, thanks for sharing such a stunning song.

Love and Happy Days
xx

desertnutmeg said...

Ooooo, you have some lovely books that are going onto the "wish list." I have Wildwood also and love it! And i am/was fortunate to have a friend xmas gift me with Notes from Walnut Tree Farm which i cannot find here in the states.
Thanks for the very enjoyable peek at your bookshelf!

Oh, btw, i just read Skellig and Kit's Wilderness and would be interested in your opinion on the age group they put them in (if you have a mind to give them a read).

Hope you are having a great week!
~meggs.

desertnutmeg said...

Hi Jacqui! I actually like Kit's Wilderness more. But-i don't have children and what i wondered was...they marked the book ages 8 or 10 and up. I thought they were kind of creepy (not it a bad way) and maybe 8 or 10 was too young. So i was curious if you (or others reading this) think the books are indeed suitable of 8 to 10 years. Just curious chit-chat. I did enjoy them-stayed up til 12:30am to finish both! LOL!