Sunday, July 24, 2011


A toxic love story

by Susan Freinkel

This well-researched book tells what plastic is made of, how it affects us and the environment, and suggests possible solutions for the problems of plastic. Eye-opening.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Soul Surfer

by Bethany Hamilton

This is the autobiography of a 13-year-old girl who lost her arm in a shark attack in Hawaii. Bethany tells how she trusted God to help her get through difficult times. There are a number of photos in the book.

This book was interesting.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Keeping Chickens

with Ashley English
In this book, Ashley talks about everything you might need to know about chickens including the different breeds of chickens, housing needs (including instructions to make a lovely little chicken house), chicken health, and shares several recipes featuring eggs.

I thought it was very interesting and comprehensive.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The heart of simple living

7 paths to a better life
by Wanda Urbanska

This book explains the importance of and method for managing money, doing work you love, housing, homemaking, kitchen, gardening, rituals and community. I thought it was great and I wish more people lived this way.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Best Loved Books...

Reader's Digest
Best Loved Books for young readers
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
by Victor Hugo

Great Cases of Sherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Abe Lincoln Grows Up
by Carl Sandburg

(Lost Horizon by James Hilton - I didn't read this one because I read the full version within the last couple of years.)