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The Sentence Is Death: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062676832
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Published: Harper - May 28th, 2019

Horowitz is such a clever writer, and this follow up to “The Word is Murder” is just as smart. We again get to revel in the author’s likability, along with the hard to like Detective Hawthorne, as we are carried on a tide of twists and turns. A highly enjoyable way to spend a weekend. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Landfill: Notes on Gull Watching and Trash Picking in the Anthropocene by Tim Dee - Book Review

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By Tim Dee
$25.00
ISBN: 9781603589093
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - March 12th, 2019

Why do gulls annoy people so much? These beautiful, and highly adaptable, birds have found a way not only to survive, but thrive in our climate damaged world, and so we tend to come across them on a more daily basis. Why do we treasure the appearance of a woodpecker, or bluebird, but show disdain for the gull that swoops through a supermarket parking lot. This beautifully written book, looks at our relationship with these majestic birds and their ability to thrive on the trash that we are so good at creating. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Paradise Gardens: The world's most beautiful Islamic gardens by Monty Don - Book Review

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By Monty Don, Derry Moore (With)
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ISBN: 9781473666481
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Published: Two Roads - October 30th, 2018

“A garden , green and filled with water is heaven on earth - it is paradise” Monty Don
An entirely beautiful way to garden, as lush as a tropical garden, yet as zen as a Japanese garden, along with the importance of water is breathtaking. A visually stunning guide to these type of gardens across the world from the UK’s master gardener. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Walking: One Step At a Time by Erling Kagge - Book Review

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By Erling Kagge, Becky L. Crook (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781524747848
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Published: Pantheon - April 23rd, 2019

This book hit all the points for me, it is a testament to the human trait we are missing in our modern world. What does it mean to us, as a species, to walk? According to Kagge, it is everything. It not only is our most natural waking state, so necessary to our wellbeing, through breath and exercise, but also to our mental state, and our connection with our surroundings. It has become common knowledge that being in nature can be healing, and this book takes it even further, it is also necessary to our creative selves, as well as our stress levels, to walk alone in harmony with our world, allows our brains the space they need to create. Without this essential component, are we only existing? ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Silence: In the Age of Noise by Erling Kagge - Book Review

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By Erling Kagge, Becky L. Crook (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780525563648
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Published: Vintage - December 4th, 2018

“According to a much-referenced study, we humans are worse at concentrating than a goldfish. Humans today lose their concentration after eight seconds, while the goldfish averaged nine.” E. Kagge
What have we lost, by filling our every waking moment with a noise, a sound bite? If you go for a walk, do you put your earbuds in? When you drive, is the music on? Although, Kagge appreciates these things in themselves, at certain times, it’s the silence he really wants us to appreciate. Are we losing ourselves, by always listening to others. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


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