Monday, 3 July 2017

Monday

Rain fell quite heavily this morning for a time and it is forecast again for tomorrow in some places.   Once the rain cleared the day has been very breezy and quite warm and sunny.   So it was quite important to get the silage in today.   As I write this the tractors and trailers are passing the hall window with their loads, followed by the loader which will unload the bales to be stacked.   Before any overnight rain comes all will be safely gathered in - always a good feeling.

This morning was my Book Club - my first meeting.   Just five of us discussed 'The trouble with Goats and Sheep' by Joanne Cannon.   Not my favourite book as I found it rather complicated to follow, in spite of having read it through twice.

Our next book is Tim Winton's Cloud Street.   Has anybody out there read it - and if so what do you think of it?   I would be interested to know - I have ordered it today.

 

24 comments:

Mac n' Janet said...

Never heard of either book. After looking them up on Amazon they both sound interesting.

John Gray said...

Do you have nibbles too?

Stef said...

Have not read the book, but did see the sky atlantic drama based on novel. It was aired about 5 years ago and i really enjoyed it. Whilst it was a bleak tale in some part the australian landscape was breathtaking.

Terra Hangen said...

I haven't read either of those books. I am in a Facebook book club dedicated to Anthony Trollope and we are reading "Lady Anna" now.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I read the reviews on Amazon for this book (The Cloud). It got 4 out of 5 stars but many said it was hard to get into. If you like it, let us know.

Derek Faulkner said...

Down here in Kent our year long drought continues and I have just about given up in the garden for this summer, being on a water meter makes it too expensive to water it as regular as it needs.
Despite reading an enormous amount of books a year, I don't know either of the books that you mentioned. I have just finished one by Michael Holroyd about August John the artist and I'm currently reading one by a lady called Robin Dalton called "One Leg Over" an amusing look back at her life.

Librarian said...

I've not heard of either books, but as you found the first one so complicated in spite of having read it twice, I think I can safely give it a miss.

The Weaver of Grass said...

John - you can take the scotch eggs out of the man but you can't take the man out of the scotch eggs to misquote. Trust you to ask about food! But since you have - yes there was cake on offer but I didn't have any!!

Heather said...

I haven't come across either of those titles so can't be of any help. We had light drizzle yesterday which obligingly dried up by afternoon to allow me to mow the back lawn. Even the weeds look better after the lawn is cut!

saraband said...

The book group I belong to is a bit different from the norm. We meet once a quarter and talk about whatever we've been reading in the intervening weeks. No pressure to read a specific book - in fact no need to read anything, you can just tune into other people's offerings and perhaps discover something that would never have occurred to you. I read widely but would find it irksome to have to pursue to the end a book I was finding unsatisfying.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Sorry to hear you have had a bit of rain Mrs Weaver. Here in Lanzarote it's thirty degrees with a big blue sky. Just getting ready for the beach.

Tom Stephenson said...

Nope - sorry Weave. I've never heard of these books either, but that is hardly surprising.

Countryside Tales said...

I loved sheep and goats but haven't heard of the other one. Am currently working my way through elly griffiths Dr Ruth books. Crime with an archeological twist.

Sue in Suffolk said...

I loved Sheep and Goats but haven't come across the other one.Shall now look it up. Your book group with cake sounds good!

Jayview said...

I loved Tim Winton's 'Couldstreet' - and the stage play based on it I saw years ago. Recently though I have enjoyed his non fiction books just as much - 'Island Home: A landscape memoir', and 'The Boy Behind the Curtain'. I have tried to make reading them last as long as I could as after reading the news I can read a chapter of Tim Winton's and love life again. I will be interested in your response. Jean

Rachel said...

I saw the goat and sheep one in Waitrose, read the back and didn't think it sounded up my street so put it back. Haven't heard of the other one. I wouldn't be suited to a book group because if I didn't like the sound of a book I wouldn't read it.

jinxxxygirl said...

I have heard of neither book... but i think you are quite more well read than i.. I have a definite genre of books that i like and i don't think i would do so well in a book club that tells me what book to read... I'd be more like everybody read their own book then come tell everyone about it... In that way i may find a book i want to read after they tell me about it...lol I just finished a book called The Descent by Jeff Long... LOVED it but its not for the faint of heart... caves underground, cannibalism,good and evil,mystery,adventure,love story... all rolled into one.. I just started another one called Blind Descent by Nevada Barr ... again another caving book but a more sedate one... This woman goes into a cave with the rescue team to be with her friend who is being rescued but come to find out her friend was intentionally hurt for something she knows someone tried to kill her... and now want to kill the woman because her friend might have told her something... anyway... a mystery ... I like caving stories apparently lol Ooops getting long here Pat... Take care! Deb

Frugal in Essex Tania said...

Please send your rain south preferably tonight as my grass is dying and the butts are dry. I often find it's hard reading books that someone else has chosen as I flit between genre's.

Chris said...

I loved Cloud Street, so hope you find it interesting. This morning our group discussed 'A Life Discarded,' I wouldn't recommend it!

wherethejourneytakesme said...

We had a nice dry sunny weekend in Yarm and Saltburn - only rained on the Friday. Not read either book sorry - when I was in our local bookgroup I read books I would never have chosen but most of them I enjoyed.

Robin Mac said...

I must admit I used to find Tim Winton a bit obscure, but I must try again with an audio book - now my only access to books. i often find the audio is a very different experience from print.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Jean I shall put a bit on my blog when I have read the book, so that you all know what I thought of it.
Thanks everyone for replying.

Alphie Soup said...

Yes, Weaver Pat, I have read Cloud Street and I will be very interested to hear how you feel abut it when you finish reading it, as I see it as very Australian book, relating to a particular period in time. I could go on about it for a bit but, lucky for you, I am a guest in a friend's home and do not want to take up too much of their computer time.

Alphie

Grandmother said...

I liked Cloud Street - a friend leant it to me and I enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it- I shall be interested to hear what you think -I had a chuckle about the car insurance - I had the same thought - we've gone to no yearly stickers here - which I had forgotten so I got in a panic I was driving without insurance- whew - what a relief when I got myself sorted out.