Sharon at Gum trees and Galaxies has started a new meme called Book Snap Sunday. It is a project aimed to encourage a little bit of creativity while chronicling the books we have read, are reading or want to read. You can read more about Sharon’s Book Snap Sunday here.
The photo above is my first attempt at Book Snap Sunday. Mrs M by Luke Slattery is a fictional account of the life and loves of Elizabeth Macquarie, wife of Major General Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales from 1810-1821. It was a quite enjoyable read and has whet my appetite to learn a bit more about Macquarie, who seemed to have rather enlightened views about society, convicts and the right to a second chance.
Elizabeth was a keen gardener, hence the backdrop of the lavender peeking over the hedge. She was also somewhat of a musician, playing the viola as well as the piano. The stand on which the book is sitting reminded me of the ornate music stands on the old pianos and the candles evoke a sense of a time gone past.
If you enjoy both reading and snapping, you might like to join in too. It is giving me something to think about as I read. I may not have something every Sunday, but I’ll give it a go.