I love to read a good book. Fiction and non-fiction. I don't have time to read as much as I would like to but when I do here are some of the books I enjoyed.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson,
followed by the other two books in the series.
A thriller and a half, I couldn't put them down.
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
An amazing story of several characters in India.
The characters could all be considered "misfits" and
they are together out of poverty and end up creating
their own little family. It will make you
appreciate your own life.
The Intimate Garden by Brian D. Coleman
This is probably more of a coffee table type book,
but the pictures and ideas are wonderful.
Check out one of the houses featured in the book,
the garden is jaw dropping beautiful.
The Ultimate Plant Book, by Kate Bryant and Tony Rodd
This book is about 4 inches thick and has detailed information about every plant or tree you can imagine. It also has great pictures!
I use mine so much it is starting to wear out.
One of the best impulse buys I have ever made at Costco.
Grasses: Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design
By Nancy J. Ondra (author) and Saxton Holt (photographer)
I found this book in the gift shop at the Oregon Garden.
Many plant books are limited on the information for grasses
and this fills in the blanks of my gardening book collection
Great pictures and great detail of common and exotic types of grasses.
For The Love Of A Dog by Patricia McConnell
This is non-fiction by a wonderful animal behavioralist.
Keith and I were lucky to be able to attend one of her seminars
when she was in our area. We have read many of her books she
opens up a whole new perspective on dog behavior.
The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein
This book is written from the perspective of the dog.
You will laugh, cry and never forget it.
Stress Less, by Thea Singer
I am only 3/4 of the way through this book but I think it is worth mentioning. I read a review in the newspaper about it and asked Santa to give it to me for Christmas and he did! It is much more about science and research and the damage that chronic stress does to our bodies and to the very core of our DNA rather than how to go about reducing stress. It will scare you into exercising, eating right and de-stressing! Now I'm stressed! Eeek! The good news is it may not be too late to reverse some of the damage of stress. A very interesting read.