Confession! In common with many of us, these days, I am activity rich and resource poor~ which is simply a fun way to say that I have too much to do, and/or want to do, and not enough time to do it all. Sound familiar ? And this imbalance is beginning to make me feel a teeny, little bit crazeeeee!
So, I was very pleased, this week, to receive a notification from Amazon about a book I pre-ordered last August. The notice said:
“The items listed below will actually be dispatched sooner than we had originally expected based on the new release date:
Stuart, Sophia “How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World: A Modern Book of Hours to Soothe the Soul””
How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World ~Sophia Stuart
Aaahh, a message that is music to my ears. How soothing ;). I adore a Book of Hours.
I have made three of them, myself…….
A Book of Hours
A Book of Moments
A Book of Days at rest on a book of Cottage Gardening in New Zealand by Christine Dann and Tony Wyber
Hours and Moments
and, thanks to a helpful tip from dadirridreaming , and production help from Blurb , a fourth book is on its way to me right now
Silkannthreades~ A Book of Days and Hours
But these are just little books, like chapbooks , not real books, with a real International Standard Book Number ISBN, like the one Sophia/teamgloria has…sigh!
Some of you may have noticed that I have mentioned Sophia and teamgloria more than once on my blog, as in here and here , and that’s because I think she is glorious, and because I share her love of blue-blue sky and Rumer Godden and labyrinths and, most of all, John O’Donohue;
Which is why I have reserved a special place for Sophia’s book when it arrives next month. It will sit, book cover to book cover, with John O’ Donohue, on the small tower of quiet, gentle reading, which I keep close at hand, on my (blue 🙂 ) bedside chair. How lovely; how very lovely that will be.
Books by my Side
And now, here’s something for a giggle… can anyone see, in this photo, how, in my subconscious arrangement of these books for their photo shoot, I made a statement about the imbalance of my life, at the moment? And, for more smiles, check out the video clip in my sidebar, featuring the book promo for How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World.