The Year In Books ~ The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert





This month I am reading The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. That's if I can tear myself away from Merrily Watkins . The Signature of All Things came highly recommended by a friend and I like very much what I have read so far. I'm not far enough in to be able to talk about its subject matter but I believe mosses play an important part, I'm not sure about toadstools but here are some anyway. They're autumnal and I'm feeling very autumnal today. It's damp, chilly and the heating is firmly on.

What are you reading this October? Are you a one book at a time reader or do you have several on the go? Are there books stacked up and waiting or are you searching for some good reading material? Check out The Year in Books  for inspiration.

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  1. I've not read this particular book. I am a one a time book reader only because I would get too confused with the story lines and plots if I didn't but I am quite a speed reader and can get through numerous books within a month depending on the amount of pages.

    Mitzi

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  2. I love your moss and toadstool photos Sue - miniature worlds. I am a book stacker, I have big piles of To-be-read books all over the house but generally read just one at a time. I am reading Lia Mills 'Fallen' which is a love story set against the backdrop of the First World War and the Easter Rising in Dublin. So far, it is very good-beautifully written and atmospheric.
    Shauna.x

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  3. Love your autumnal photos. Although I always (must) have umpteen crochet and knitting projects on the go at the same time, I only ever read one book at a time.

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  4. That book gets a bit weird, and my eyes started rolling in their sockets during a pivotal deflowering scene in an exotic locale (hope that isn't too spoilerish). I am reading a book about a frumpy 50-year-old who takes up yoga.

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    1. Frumpy 50-year olds? Could be right up my street.

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    2. It needed a good copy editor, but I kind of like it.

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    3. (I am a frumpy 51-year-old who keeps meaning to take up yoga.)

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  5. I'm a frumpy 53-year-old who has just taken up yoga this fall. As for books, I always have two on the go. I have one interesting one to keep me captivated, and one more boring one to read before bed, so it doesn't keep me awake. And I always have a large number of to-be-read books around. This Year in Books thing isn't helping to lessen the stack at all. Too many good recommendations.

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  6. I love toadstool pictures, I'm a big fan of fungus, eating that is, gazing upon them when they aren't edible.
    I'm currently reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I often have two or three books strewn about the house and car, reading the one that catches my attention for the day, although I've been known to read into early hours of the morning because I can't put a good book down. Your book is already sitting in my stack of books to read, I'll be curious to know if you enjoy it. Do all readers keep a pile of books on the floor next to the bed like me?, my husband thinks it's an odd behavior.

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  7. I haven't read that book yet, but so many people I know loved it, I may have to give it a try. Still have some remnant Eat Pray Love skepticism.

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  8. I was sceptical for the same reason, but apparently it is much better than EPL.

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  9. Definitely damp, chilly and autumnal here in my corner of North Norfolk, and heating definitely on here as well! Usually two books on the go at once, one upstairs for bedtime reading, and one downstairs for anywhen reading. And I have about thirty to forty books waiting to be read... so why do I keep buying more? A new author will be recommended, or a book seen on Laura's blog will beckon, or one of my favourite collectable authors will have a new book out, or there'll be an offer I can't refuse in the latest Book People brochure. There's some of the reasons. I feel better now!

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  10. Sue, I'm reading the latest volume of Michael Palin's diaries and they are brilliant! I'd say something like "why can't he be Prime Minister?" Only I know from reading the diaries that that sort of thing makes him uncomfortable.

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  11. My current reading is as follows:

    Just my Type a book about fonts. Simon Garfield.
    The Seasons a celbration of the English year. Nick Groom.
    The Home-maker a novel, Persephone edition. Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
    Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen Penguin Popular Classics.
    The Fragrant Pharmacy, a guide to essential oils. Valerie Ann Worwood.

    I like to keep dipping into various subjects. I have not been tempted by Elizabeth Gilbert, so far.

    I liked your images today.

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    1. I very nearly bought The Seasons the other day but have put it on my wishlist instead. I loved The Homemaker.

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  12. I am not familiar with Elizabeth Gilbert. Yet. I always have several books on the go, one for each mood, usually at least one audio book. I am currently enjoying a Scottish theme. I find that my reading is much more diverse since I started participating in the year in books, it is just great. I seem much less adventurous in my reading choices than I thought previously (but improving).

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