Canada Garden: 09/14

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Non-Fiction Book Report

A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren.  I hope I get to vote for  Elizabeth one day.  Since she's from Massachusetts and I'm from Illinois, you know which election I'm talking about.  She says it's not right that the government is making 7% interest off of young people paying off their student loans  while big businesses are getting away with paying no taxes at all.  You go, Elizabeth!
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate by Naomi Klein.  I can't wait to read this one. The author was a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night.  Maybe there's still hope for us all . . .
In the meantime, this pretty boy visited with me in the garden a few weeks ago.  Now back to the Kindle. . .    

Monday, September 22, 2014

Book Report

Most of the books I read are on the kindle.  But recently Karen loaned me this copy of The Mermaid Chair.  I loved it.  Made me want to go back and read the  Secret Language of Bees again.   My new glasses, that aren't so new anymore, but they go well with the cover, don't you think?

We Were Liars, recommended by my mama.  About a group of cousins and friends and their summer vacation.  Quick read, great story.

Black and White by Dani Shapiro.  A photographer becomes famous when she takes pictures of her daughter.  And what does her daughter think about that?  Loved this one so much that I bought the paperback version of Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life because I think I'd like to be friends with Dani.  She won't mind if I call her Dani, will she?

I've read some good books lately!  Here's another one:  Never Coming Back by Tim Weaver.  A detective novel about a family that went missing.

And for my inner florist,  My First Ladies by Nancy Clarke who was the White House florist who served five first ladies.  Fascinating.

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian.  A teenager deals with the aftermath of a nuclear disaster.  Yes, yes, yes.  Read this one too.

And one more?  Remember Me Like This by Bret Johnson.  Another really good one.  A family deals with an abduction and return home.  Couldn't put it down. 

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Front Door Garden

Our new full-view storm door, with the sweet potato vine doing it's crazy thing this summer.  Last year's color scheme was pink, yellow, blue.  This year's blue and green.  Next year's plan is blue & purple.