Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer Reading

A few of my summer reads:


This Life Is in Your Hands

On the Banks of Plum Creek

Sepp Holzer's Permaculture

Botany in a Day

Game of Thrones

Any suggestions for what else I should add to my reading list?


Liz said...

Hey Amber - hope you're having a great summer!

I finished 'See You In A Hundred Years' by Logan Ward, a few weeks ago. Loved it.

Amber said...

Thanks for the suggestion Liz! I'll add that to my library list. Sounds a little like the book I read recently, Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology. I really enjoyed it.

Best summer wishes to you too!

TechChik said...

I love books! Unfortunatly, I mostly only have time for audiobooks while I'm on the bus (and knitting). Some of my favourites are:

- Ken Follet (Pillars of the Earth, World Without End)
- Marion Zimmer Bradley (The Mists of Avalon, Priestess of Avalon, Lady of Avalon, The Forest House)
- James Herriot (his entire All Creatures Great and Small Series - think Laura Ingalls Wilder, if she were a vet in the 1920's)
- Francis Hodgson Burnett (A Little Princess, The Secret Garden)
- Evelyn Anthony (All the Queen's Men)

Amber said...

Yes! Crocheting with an audiobook is one of my favourite winter activities.

I had the Pillars of Earth suggested to me a few times now. I guess I should check it out.

I LOVE Mists of Avalon. I must have read it a dozen times since the first time when I was 14. But you know, I've never read any of her other books. I should.

I read a few Herriot books back in the days when my folks had a horse farm. It might be nice to revisit them.

I'm so glad you included the FHB books! I reread the Secret Garden as an adult and really liked it.

Haven't heard of Evelyn Anthony before but wikipedia tells me she is popular and prolific and I like historical novels!

This is great. I've got a good list that will keep me busy for quite some time. Thanks everyone!

Artizan said...

The River Midnight, Lilian Nattel
This book is historical fiction about a group of 'vida hayas' or wild women growing up in a traditional jewish village in Poland in the late 1800's. Midwife herbalists, country living, small town and big city politics, men vs women issues.
Wonderfully written, hard to put down, impossible to forget!

Amber said...

Artizan, that book sounds right up my alley! Thanks. :)

Anonymous said...

Is that beach in Ottawa?
Is that our hat?

Amber said...

Anon, yep, the beach is on Petrie Island. First time I've been there. It's really nice, and they've got a really lovely wetland area with trails and signs marking significant flora!

And yes, I got the silly green hat at Valoo Vilaage. :)

TechChik said...

I've read / listened to The Mists of Avalon half a dozen times too. ;)
It's only one of the series though - you should check out the others if you loved it.