Hi folks! Here are books that have just hit the shelves that you might want to check out.
The Astronomy Book caught my interest as I've been doing sciencey stuff - researching women in science for Ada Lovelace Day (10 October). This is an adult book in excellent format that answers the questions that keep us awake at night.
Two Steps Forward by husband and wife team Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist is a fictional story of two very different people journeying to Cluny, France, to walk the El Camino - a well known place of pilgrimage. Each must come to terms with their past. Funny and romantic.
Cats in Art by well known anthropologist and zoologist Desmond Morris traces cats through the history of art, noting classic images in a way not unlike sharing pets on the internet. Charming, different and wonderful.
My favourite? A Small Wonders book!
"Have you ever thought that a bunch of broccoli or parsley would look like a forest? The art of making objects resemble something else is often called 'Mitate' or 'likening."
So says Tatsua Tanaka, author of Small Wonders.