If you joined our book club you most likely have started reading Cider With Rosie (with me!) I have to admit I’m reading slowly. There is a LOT going on in world at the moment. I’ve started a new study term and I’m about to start a new part-time contact job and I’m doing all sorts of things to get my new digs and garden just the way I like it.
Perhaps your life is a bit of a jumble of THINGS like mine? Or perhaps it’s not! Either is good and please do read at your own pace and check back into this post to chat or see what others are thinking about this Laurie Lee classic.
The June grass, amongst which I stood, was taller than I was, and I wept. I had never been so close to grass before. It towered above me and all around me, each blade tattooed with tiger-skins of sunlight. It was knife-edged, dark, and a wicked green, thick as a forest and alive with grasshoppers that chirped and chattered and leapt through the air like monkeys.
Above two images by Andy Lovell
From this daylight nightmare I was awakened, as from many another, by the appearance of my sisters. They came scrambling and calling up the steep rough bank, and parting the long grass found me. Faces of rose, familiar, living; huge shining faces hung up like shields between me and the sky; faces with grins and white teeth (some broken) to be conjured up like genii with a howl, brushing off terror with their broad scoldings and affection.
Cider With Rosie Chat Prompts
- How are you finding the book so far? Are you enjoying it – or not?
- Care to share a favourite line or passage? Or more!
- This book is brimming with nature and beautifully captures a child’s-eye-view. Lee says he may have embellished bits due to the passage of time. Do you think that matters?
- Does Cider With Rosie remind you of anything else you’ve read?
- Are you keen to read more from Laurie Lee?
- The language in the book is so descriptive and poetic. Has it made you look at the world around you differently?
Check in below to answer one or more (or none!) of these prompts. You can just share a general view/comment about the book, if you prefer.
Top image via Etsy.