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January 2019

Gorgeous book cover!

I had to share this beautiful book cover that I had for Christmas. Its sat on my bedside table (among the other pile which had overflowed to the floor now), and I’m getting around to reading it finally. I’m always drawn to a pretty cover, but sometimes the story inside is not so good – I’m interested in finding out if this one is the same, or a lovely read.

I’ve decided to take up a book challenge for 2019, to read at least 50 books until the end of the year.

This is book number three. In order to keep a note of the books, I ‘m taking photographs of them and will review the ones that stand out. So far The Lost Man by Jane Harper is in the lead, so a review is due! I’ve also read a collection of ghost stories that Roald Dahl put together called Fear: Tales of Terror and Suspense that had a couple of creepy tales!

#books #50bookschallenge #roalddahl#feartalesofterrorandsuspense #challengeπŸ’™ #ruthhogan #thekeeperoflostthings πŸ“š

Red Skies.

“Red skies at night, shepherds delight,

Red skies in the morning, shepherds warning.”

The humidity of the heatwave we’re experiencing in Queensland at the moment is turning the skies into all kinds of pinks, peach, yellows and blue at the moment. The high temperatures usually means a storm is imminent, and I couldn’t help thinking about the old shepherd’s saying as we headed back up the coast on the weekend. I believe the saying goes back to Biblical times, when the shepherds would check the skies constantly, the differences in the weather as essential to their crops and their livelihoods.

Times are not so different now. Yes, on the surface things have changed and modern technology makes us feel a world away from our ancestors. Judging from the spate of hurricanes, storms, floods and droughts in recent times, it seems we are as vulnerable to the changing climates as our ancestors were.

That’s why it’s good to stop once in a while and take in the beauty of Mother Nature, before our iphones and ipads, our social media apps and our computers demand our attention once more.

Have a good week and keep writing! πŸ™Œ πŸ“š πŸ’š #writer #writerslife

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