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A Farm Dies Once a Year
3.42
An egocentric look at a 30 something person's life and desires, and past growing up on an organic farm. A compelling idea for a story, and yet, very l...more
May 07, 2014
May 07, 2014
 
Love as a Way of Life: Seven Keys to Transforming Every Aspect of Your Life
4.07
As a habit, I don't read self help books, but this one caught my eye at the library. I had to check it out a few times to read it through, since I cou...more
Oct 05, 2008
Aug 03, 2008
 
Keeping Chickens with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock
4.11
This book is a glorified magazine article full of frivolous photos. The typeface is so small, my eyes started hurting. It is full of great information...more
not set
May 21, 2010
 
Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow
4.22
I absolutely love this book. The illustrations are beautifully drawn and colored. Very intricate and artistic, yet built on real life. Each double pag...more
Jan 2010
Apr 18, 2010
 
Child of My Heart
3.45
I thought I requested a book from the library with this same title, but a different author, but I received this one instead; a mix up on my part. I re...more
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 21, 2009
 
Schooled
3.81
This book took me about 1 hour to read from start to finish. It is a young adult fiction novel and it read like one. I thought it could have been bett...more
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam Trilogy, #2)
4.01
I thought this was a great plot, wonderful characters and very well informed topics. The author definitely knows her wild edibles, honey bees, and foo...more
Aug 2010
Sep 30, 2010
 
Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior & Character in 5 Days
3.78
I really disliked this book. I just happened to pick it up at my library in the new book section. It was fully of really horrendous advice. I would su...more
not set
Jun 17, 2012
 
How Much Is a Million?
4.03
Wonderful for helping a child to understand about numbers and espcially very large numbers like a million. It goes further in explaining about larger...more
not set
Apr 18, 2010
 
Almost Amish: One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life
3.23
Every single page has religious references and quotes. Didn't even get past skimming the first chapter. I have very little respect for a woman who say...more
not set
Jun 04, 2012
 
The Birth House
3.97
This book is not as much about midwifery as it is about one woman's struggle to become an adult in early 1900's Nova Scotia. I enjoyed it for much of...more
Jul 24, 2009
Jul 04, 2009
 
Extending the Table: A World Community Cookbook
4.48
I own this book. It was a gift when we were married. I love it, and use many recipes regularly from it. It gives me a change to learn about new foods,...more
Jan 2000
Jun 16, 2012
 
The Summer Kitchen
3.04
good plot idea, and I like much of the book, but where plenty of spaces where I felt th author was dragging things out too much. Could have been a qui...more
Aug 20, 2010
Aug 20, 2010
 
The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction
3.86
High in the technical details of hormones and chemicals associated with them. Insightful, but with details of experiments performed animals, from rode...more
Nov 23, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
 
On Good Land: The Autobiography of an Urban Farm
3.92
Short and sweet and easy to read. Good entertaining sub-urban farm story. It didn't sound like an urban farm to me, with rows of condos and track hous...more
Mar 27, 2009
Mar 27, 2009
 
This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone
3.70
This was an okay book. The topic was very interesting to me, already knowing the success of the author's father in the organic farming community. Also...more
May 2012
Mar 05, 2012
 
From the Ground Up: A Food Grower's Education in Life, Love, and the Movement That's Changing the Nation
4.07
This book is as much a love story and profound memoir as it is a garderner's companion. A wonderful story. Looking forward to meeting the author somed...more
Jan 2014
Jan 09, 2014
 
Hands-On Nature: Information and Activities for Exploring the Environment with Children
4.09
A good resources full of complete lesson plans covering all range of nature subjects. Most of the activities seem geared for ages 5-9 maybe.
not set
Jun 19, 2012
 
Nature for the Very Young: A Handbook of Indoor and Outdoor Activities for Preschoolers: A Handbook of Indoor and Outdoor Activities (Wiley Science Editions)
3.36
This book is very North Eastern USA centric. Many activities would have to be adapted in order to work for southern, or western habitats.
Jun 19, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
 
Listen to Me Good: The Story of an Alabama Midwife (Women & Health C&S Perspective)
3.90
Good balance of historical and personal narrative relating to the status of midwives in Alabama in the middle of the 20th century.
Jun 2009
Jun 23, 2009
 
Birth Day: A Pediatrician Explores the Science, the History, and the Wonder of Childbirth
4.09
Very comprehensive look at medicalized birth from a doctor's point of view. Intertwined with some humor makes for a nice read.
May 2009
Jul 04, 2009
 
The Pencil
3.97
What a great book! Totally different from many other childrens story books. Enjoyable to read for everyone in the family.
not set
Apr 18, 2010
 
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
3.98
I was really into this book. I loved the way the author conveyed her mistakes, and her triumphs. I was rooting for her the whole book and am looking f...more
Feb 16, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
 
The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir
3.53
Self indulgent, not very compelling reading, but read the whole thing trying to get to the 'good part'
Jun 04, 2009
Jun 05, 2009
 
Mr. Rogers Parenting Resource Book
4.22
This book is definitely helpful in some ways, but I think it was more for first time parents.
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 15, 2009
 
Of Bees and Mist
3.76
good story telling, some of it was wordy and long winded, but over all a nice read.
Aug 14, 2010
Aug 14, 2010
 
The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors
3.50
Great! a wonderful web of a story. I really enjoyed this book.
Aug 2010
Aug 28, 2010
 
Welcome with Love
4.76
Wonderful drawings and words. This is what a homebirth looks like.
Jan 2009
Apr 18, 2010
 
DogTown: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption
4.18
Simple storytelling, quick read, a little sappy, but hopeful.
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
 
Dog is My Co-Pilot: Great Writers on the World's Oldest Friendship
3.92
Great storytelling, wonderful perspectives, heatwarming.
not set
Jan 11, 2010
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