We had rain and snow the whole week, and sometimes no electricity. Grey days, lots of clouds and a harsh cold are coming into that valley. Subhanallah. It seems as if a hard winter begins early this year.
I love this time of the year, I love these rare grey days when it is wet outside but cosy inside. It makes me feel very very thankful for having a warm place called home, alhamdulillah.
And I love the moment when we heat on the first fire in the morning.
Then I know it is time to put on two or more layers of woollens, I know it’s time to finish some old knitting and this is also my favourite time to grab a good book and a warm cup of tea in the early mornings and to make myself comfortable in front of the chimney.
Normally I read a lot of non-fiction books about pedagogy, religion and green living and it has been a long time since I last read light fiction, but these days I am really into an old favourite of my youth: dreaming, remembering, and enjoying Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables”.
And over the last days I was also really fascinated by reading two very interesting biographies:
About the green soul of Wolf-Dieter Storl: “Ich bin ein Teil des Waldes“ and
about the deaf actress Emmanuelle Laborit: „The Cry of the Gull“ („Der Schrei der Möwe“). Both are absolutely inspiring books.
Thanks God fort he gift of reading!
What is on your bookshelf these early winter days? What are your actual favourite books?
Wishing you a blessed Friday and a warm cosy weekend, friends!