Book Review – The Collector by Jack Nisbet

Have you ever had a book you’ve waited years to read? This is mine.  I remember seeing it at Borders Bookstore when it first came out in 2010.  I picked it up, read the back, and flipped through the pages.  It was in the Northwest Natural History section, right by the front of the store.  Near Wheedle on the Needle and Plants of the Pacific Northwest … Continue reading Book Review – The Collector by Jack Nisbet

Book Review—Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer

I just finished reading Gathering Moss and it was a lovely surprise.  Not what I was expecting.  I was expecting lots of pieces of science detailed and separate.  What I got was one whole.  A story, woven together with moss.  I love this book and I love moss!  I see it everywhere.  As I’m walking across a gravel pathway at work….there it is!  As I … Continue reading Book Review—Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Book Review—A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the … Continue reading Book Review—A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Book Review—The Little Messenger by Jon Rosenberg

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a very special book club meeting.  One of our members had invited her neighbor and local author, Jon Rosenberg, to talk with us about his book, The Little Messenger.  Patterned after Dante’s Divine Comedy, this story has a familiar theme.  We have to lose everything before we can truly find ourselves.  We have to descend very low into … Continue reading Book Review—The Little Messenger by Jon Rosenberg

Book Review—Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway

I first heard about this book when a friend told me I had to read Gaia’s garden!  She said the garden layout and design described were unlike anything she had ever heard of before, and she loved it!  After several other endorsements from friends,  I bought a copy and have thoroughly enjoyed it.  This book shows us how to take all those fragmented parts of … Continue reading Book Review—Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway