The Year In Books

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If you’ve been following the blog for a while you’ve probably realised that I’m a big fan of creative challenges or projects. In the last few days I’ve stumbled across two bloggers with really inspiring projects that I’ve felt compelled to join in with.

The first is The Year In Books, a project started by Laura at Circle Of Pine Trees. I somehow came across it on Twitter, a whole load of lovely book-lovers chatting away. It’s like a virtual book club but without the pressure of all having to read the same book, plus you can join in in your pyjamas! I have to admit that the idea of combining two great passions, photography and books, is really exciting to me. Will I photograph, blog and share every book I read this year? Probably not, there will be too many, I usually have at least a couple of books on the go at any one time.

One of my current books however I just have to share, its called “The Elements of Eloquence” by Mark Forsyth. Not only is it written in a very entertaining style but its full of interesting facts. For instance did you know that there are all sorts of rules about the order words are used in a sentence, most of us don’t know them but all of us obey them! For instance, would you ever say splash splish, flop-flip or dong ding? Of course you wouldn’t, and that’s because there’s a rule that we follow even though we aren’t aware that it exists, and that rule is that if the only letter that changes in a word is the vowel the order of the words must be I, A, O.

And there ends my lesson for the day 😉

I’m totally fascinated by the notion that we can follow rules we don’t know exist!

If you are a bookworm too follow the link above to Circle of Pines to find out all about #theyearinbooks, you can join in on your blog or Instagram


  • Louise Reply

    This sounds like just my sort of book! Glad I found you via the YIB twitter hashtag1!

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      It’s well worth a read!

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