Edible Schoolyard: A universal idea, by Alice Waters

My Copy: 9780811862806 (image from amazon.com) I'd set this in my to-read stack quite a while ago, and it was a tough book to find the first time I went looking for it (I'd grabbed pretty much anything written by or about Alice Waters that week). But this is a pretty good book for pre-teens … Continue reading Edible Schoolyard: A universal idea, by Alice Waters

The Heirloom Life Gardener: The Baker Creek way of growing your own food easily & naturally, by Jere & Emilee Gettle with Meghan Sutherland

My Copy: 9781401324391 (image from rareseeds.com) I'll just say right now that I'm a huge buyer of heirloom seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company. When that seed catalog showed up in my mailbox, thicker than my town's phone book... let's just say it's the first time I thumbed through a catalog cover to cover … Continue reading The Heirloom Life Gardener: The Baker Creek way of growing your own food easily & naturally, by Jere & Emilee Gettle with Meghan Sutherland

This Way for the Gas, Ladies & Gentlemen, by Tadeusz Borowski

My Copy: 9780140186246 (image from bn.com) It's not a long book, but I had to spend some time pondering it, because I'm not certain how to feel. I feel it's importance, and am mystified why it's not better known when it comes to Holocaust-related works. Several of the short stories were indeed published just after … Continue reading This Way for the Gas, Ladies & Gentlemen, by Tadeusz Borowski

How to Write Short: Word craft for fast times, by Roy Peter Clark

My Copy: 9780316204323 (image from bn.com) I've browsed through this writing guide before, and if you get long-winded like I tend to get at times (go ahead and snicker, I'll wait), then this is a great tool to read through. It's got a few exercises to try, but isn't a workbook. How to Write Short … Continue reading How to Write Short: Word craft for fast times, by Roy Peter Clark

Sugar Shock!: How sweets & simple carbs can derail your life–& how you can get back on track, by Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C. & Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D.

My Copy: 9780425213575 (image from bn.com) I skipped this book to the head of the line when I was about to go to the hospital for scoping procedures and knew my eating habits would need to be changed. I've been wanting to do so, but this book had some great wake-up calls and reminders to … Continue reading Sugar Shock!: How sweets & simple carbs can derail your life–& how you can get back on track, by Connie Bennett, C.H.H.C. & Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D.

Not Quite Dead Enough, by Rex Stout

My Copy: 9780553261097 (image from bn.com) The beauty of reading Nero Wolfe books is you don't have to read them in any particular order. Sometimes there are some things that might seem jarring when you read them out of order, like "who's this lady" or whatever, but they're such minor characters oftentimes it doesn't matter. … Continue reading Not Quite Dead Enough, by Rex Stout

Write-A-Thon: Write your book in 26 days (and live to tell about it), by Rochelle Melander

My Copy: 9781599633916 (image from bn.com) I should have remembered to pick this book up and read it back in September so I would have myself mentally ready for NaNoWriMo, but oh well. And as my bestie says, if you wanna do it, don't wait for a moment on the calendar, just do it. Write-A-Thon … Continue reading Write-A-Thon: Write your book in 26 days (and live to tell about it), by Rochelle Melander