Or, Speaking from the Bush
I'm writing this on another Sunday that's been spent away from home, this time in the former Coast Province where I'd gone for a weekend of game drives and time in the sun.
I thought a week away from wage work would mean working my way through a stack of books. Instead, I spent mornings running errands and evenings catching up with friends, both activities that pleased me and my homegirls.
Happy to report that I checked out the gym, put in tens of thousands of steps, and even swam this week.
The goal here is to swim, cycle and run every week so this feels like a step in the right direction.
The weekend had me wishing I had a camera that could zoom in on all the beautiful animals I saw and being impressed by the power of vision (by which I mean — sight and aids to sight like my beloved glasses) as we were out and about. I may just spend my book money on a camera I could use for such trips but am I a person who travels to see animals often? Michael, I hear you say, there are more things to do with a camera! But seriously — please advise on what to spend the $1,000+ I’ll save from not buying books I get from the library.
Quick news/ things that may be of interest:
Starting September 27 in Nairobi: the the Nairobi International Book Fair
Dracula Daily continues apace. Jump on if you’re keen
You can send me books, postcards, letters, and assorted items via PO Box 102439, Jamia Posta 00101, Nairobi, Kenya
I have finished four books since I last wrote to you - hybrid reads of Forget Me Not by Alyson Derrick (read by Natalie Naudus), The Lost Year: A Survival Story of the Ukrainian Famine by Katherine Marsh (read by Anna Fikhman, Christopher Gebauer, Jesse Vilinsky and the author) and Simon Sort of Says by Erin Bow (read by Will Collyer) as well as the e-book version of Big by Vashti Harrison. My latest video is of the books I read in June this year (you can watch it here). To catch the videos I’m working on when they’re done, subscribe to the channel if you haven’t yet!
As ever, please write back to me and tell me what books you’re reading or looking forward to reading — it’s always a great time talking about books.
Enjoy the week ahead and have a lovely time reading. Talk to you soon!
** the title refers to I Speak For The Bush by Everett Standa