Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart
While I read this primarily for info to help w/ some projects for my work w/ the Extension Office - it’s a pretty captivating little book for anyone to delve into. Amy is a great garden writer w/ several wonderful books out there that are all winners IMHO. Here she uncovers and writes up short descriptions of over 100 of the worst bugs on the planet. She shares how they infest, infect and create havoc for both humans and animals. I was constantly reading snippets out to DH – who is now reading the entire thing. Truly wicked reading!
The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lipman
In the 1970’s, a group of 5 kids meet, play and grow up together until an event sends them on their separate paths into adulthood. Years later, the death of one of them brings them all together where the secret they have all held is revealed. Told in alternating chapters from the viewpoints of each child and their parents, it’s discovered that not only the kids were keeping secrets.
This was interesting in that while mostly written in the third person – it also, at times, felt as if it was also first person. Hard for me to describe, but it held my interest and was a decent read. Since I also grew up in the 70’s it was funny to remember many of the references.
These is My Words (The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881 – 1901, Arizona Territories) by Nancy E. Turner
This has been on my to be read list for years. Written in diary form, it is a mostly fictional novel of young Agnes and the trials and tribulations of homesteading in the Indian Territories in the late century. Lots of loss, love and lively action throughout the tale.
The author did have an ancestor by that name who did live in that time and place. She also depicted names, places and dates according to historical records. I like reading this type of genre and found this book enjoyable.
"I can read and write if that's what you mean. I'm not thick or anything just don't ask me where the commas go."
Incendiary by Chris Cleave