Mailbox Monday ~ January 4th
After several years of being on tour with different blogs as the monthly host, the Mailbox Monday Blog is now the permanent home for the meme.
A few new books arrived over the past two weeks. A couple of thrillers and a nature book I’m very excited about winning.
Several years ago I began digging up patches of lawn and turning them into wildflower gardens and natural landscaping. The project has been a success and I would like to add even more native plants and shrubs. Last year I had Monarch butterflies lay eggs and flocks of Goldfinch came to eat the coneflower and coreopsis seeds. Cedar Waxwings visit during migration and I have had Robins in my yard the past three days eating the berries that still remain on several trees and shrubs.
Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants by Douglas W. Tallamy, a win from Timber Press.
As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity.
The Widow by Fiona Barton from NAL.
When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen… But that woman’s husband died last week. And Jean doesn’t have to be her anymore.
He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker from Atria.
The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series makes her suspense debut with this sexy, heartpounding story of a young woman determined to find justice after her best friend’s death, a story pulsing with the “intense, hot, emotional” (Colleen Hoover) writing that exhilarates her legions of fans.
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