Musing Mondays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
- Describe one of your reading habits.
- Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
- What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
- Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
- Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
- Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
I am going through a spate of, as I call it, Scotland reading. I am trying to read stuff set in places I have been to, the highlands, the islands. I am also trying to read books about places that I haven’t had a chance to visit, or maybe never will. I bought a couple of books a couple of weeks ago, one set in Orkney and another one set in South Uist. I love the Hebrides. I believe that they are a generalised lot, but each island, each settlement has got tremendous character and poignance of its own. The islands of Scotland are a land of harsh climes and warm hearths – they are lands that are ravaged by the cycles of nature and yet are ever-changing and unchanging. I think the islands off the coast of the Island (UK) are just that – islands of islands. Can a satellite have satellites?