"Why should we break up Our snug and pleasant party? Time was made for slaves, But never for us so hearty." - Billee Taylor, Act I, scene II
Tūranga's getting snug over August! And what better way to beat the chilly month (although we seem to have been blessed with lots of sunny days) than to get cosy. I never need much encouragement to chill out and be a bit lazy, especially after a long day or week. My favourite lately is to flick on my electric throw rug (highly recommend - so toasty!), grab a cup of tea and one of my 'willing' cats, and snuggle up in my comfy chair with a book, movie or crochet project. Stereotypical perhaps, but undeniably snuggly.
My go-to audiobook at the moment is one of my favourite books/movies of all time - William Goldman's "abridged" version of a tale by "S. Morgenstern", The Princess Bride. It really does have everything; adventure, revenge, giants, wily Sicilians, true love, and great tongue-in-cheek humour. If you haven't read or listened to this one before, it's well worth it.
Over August, Tūranga is channelling the snug vibe, from a special snug area in Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4's Facilitation Space, to giant blanket forts. Every Thursday, from 6-7pm over August, you can also come in to listen to live readings of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (all ages welcome!).
About 310 people came to the blanket fort event from 11am-3pm, to make their own little snuggly and fun section of the larger fort. From tucked away alcoves, to walls bridged by a tube to flick rubber-bands through for 'fort warfare', it looked to be a hilariously fun Saturday afternoon.
Now, to bring this back to large print and accessible formats, I've got a small selection of cosy reads from a variety of different genres.
Starting with the aforementioned favourite classic. A hilarious romance adventure starring "farm boy" Westley, and the "beautifulest lady" Buttercup. Adventure, swashbuckling revenge, gentle(ish) giants, and true love are all wrapped up in this witty classic.