Monday, May 19, 2008


My daughter sent "Gardening at the Dragon's Gate"
for my Mother's Day gift.
I am treasuring each word.
I am learning.

I am reading my special book before bed. A few pages at a time. This is a slow, deliberate read. I knew when I read the introduction I had met a kindred spirit.
Wendy Johnson writes,"My first principle is to learn gardening from the wilderness outside the garden gate." I too have studied the forest and the meadow.

When Robin suggested "Dessert Queen" I requested it from the library.
It took a few months to get to me.
I seldom read biographies. I am enjoying this one so very much I will try and remeber to look for them when I am at the used book store.

This is a quick, on the counter, read a page and go do the laundry, sort of book.
Very fun and informational.
I have bird books and herb books and butterfly books all stacked up by my desk.
I like books.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


My friend's sister's daughter-in-law
sent me "Outlander",
a grand Scottish tale.

I was in need of a book.
Little did I know what a saga I had begun.
I requested the other four books in the series from the library;
Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn and The Fiery Cross.

Each book is about 900 pages. A real saga. I have been reading every available minute.
I read mostly non-fiction but every once in awhile a steamy, romance is good medicine!
I do believe Diana Gabaldon has cured my digestive troubles.