Not managed a proper post this week. Not that there isn't plenty to talk about. There is just not plenty of time in the day! However, I did just want to recommend something. In York this autumn, we have something called The Big Read. The library people have organised these before - getting lots of free copies of a book and doing events based around its themes.
However, next week, the 2016 Big Read opens and they have chosen Renegeration by Pat Barker. It is the first of a trilogy and is about the First World War. It is not a new book but it is a wonderful book. If you are a York reader of this blog, copies of the book are available from our libraries from 5 October. The many events are already booking though - including a couple of visits from Pat Barker herself.
And if you are not in York, I highly recommend, in these days of 'the big society' having to run its own libraries, such an event. Every museum and many organisations in the city are contributing and it promises to be a fantastic event.
With a thread true to the heart of this blog, they are also taking the opportunity to look at modern links to the themes of Regeneration, such as mental well-being.