Summer Schedule


As always when summer comes around, our schedules tend to change so we can all enjoy the nice weather more, this is no different for the Book Nut Hut.  Starting on Monday, July 20th the posting schedule will be changing for the duration of the summer, up until the end of September.

The Wednesday Poem will remain a constant throughout the summertime but, after falling over my TBR stack I realise I need to make serious inroads into clearing it.  With this in mind I will only be posting book reviews as I finish a book, rather than having 2 or 3 on the go at one time.  Any Authors that have submitted their books to me directly for review; if for some reason I do not finish them, I will email you directly giving you a personal account of why I was unable to finish it rather than post it in the Hut review section.

Have a wonderful summer everyone, and thank you as always for your continued support.  If you have any books you would like me to read and review, that you have particularly enjoyed, or not, just get in touch via the Contact Me page.


Wednesday Poem: Fireflies in the Garden ~ Robert Frost


Fireflies in the Garden

Here come real stars to fill the upper skies,
And here on earth come emulating flies,
That though they never equal stars in size,
(And they were never really stars at heart)
Achieve at times a very star-like start.
Only, of course, they can’t sustain the part.

Robert Frost

Robert Frost, “Fireflies in the Garden” from The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1928, 1969 by Henry Holt and Company, Inc., renewed © 1956 by Robert Frost. Reprinted with the permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.
Source: The Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983)

Wednesday Poem: Two Red Fire Flames ~ Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

2 red fire flames

Two Red Fire Flames

Two red fire flames
That hug the same trunk
They get close and, kissing each other,
They form a single flame.

Two notes that of the lute
A hand plays at the same time,
And in the space they met each other
And harmonious they hug each other.

Two waves that come together
To die on a lonely beach
And while breaking they feel crown
With a silver pride.

Two shreds of vapor
That get up from the lake
And, when joining there in the sky,
They form a white cloud.

Two ideas that sprout at the same time,
Two kisses that at the same time explode,
Two echoes that join together
This is our two souls.

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer


Wednesday Poem: Maybe I’m just not in the mood… ~ Auburn Rose

As April is National Poetry Month and I have been reading a lot of poetry recently, I decided that starting today every Wednesday will be given over to poetry; sometimes well established poets and sometimes, as with today’s poem, a new name on the poetry scene.  I hope you will enjoy reading these poems as much I am enjoying finding them.

Power of Words

Maybe I’m just not in the mood…

I can feel the golden warmth awakening my paper.
Everything is so right,
it’s a cool spring night,
the city is so alive,
my poetic mind should awaken and come to life,
then why don’t I want to write?

Perhaps what makes us put our ink pens to our lined papers,
is when we know,
we must give it love, anger, sadness, assurance, care.

When our minds and bodies are touched,
so tremendously with feeling,
that we must rejoice without beloved;
as we make it feel what we feel,
inking our thoughts permanently,
scratching the surface until we are content.

But if we only feel neutrality,
it is alright to stare at the white blankly.
We will rejoice another day perhaps,
tomorrow, a month, who knows?
Only time will show.

Auburn Rose