16. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Kira, Paranormal · Tags:

Forever Book 3 - Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater, 390 pages, read by Kira, on 04/16/2012

     I love this series.  This book picks up with Grace in wolf form, Shelby hunting her down when she changes to human, and Tom Culpepper leading an aerial hunt to rid the area of wolves.  I am listening to it on audio, and they changed the narrator for Sam, which annoyed me at first, but I got used to it.  I wish she had focused more on Olivia and less on Cole & Isabelle.  There are bittersweet separations, of longing/yearning to be with one’s beloved,  similar to “A Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger, or similar to the movie “LadyHawk” starring Rutger Hauer & Michelle Pfeiffer.   I like the way the characters (esp Beck) keep unfolding.

I really liked the playful scenes, where the other wolves congratulate Grace on finally making a kill, though it is only a small mouse.  I also liked the way Sam and Grace frolicked together.

I really wish Maggie Stiefvater would somehow continue this series.  If you’re tempted to read this book, start with “Shiver” the first in the series.  I read/listened to it twice straight in a row (have never done that before).









I hate that the author killed of Beck, also disappointed that Olivia died.  I’d rather have seen Isabel and Cole killed off, though Cole certainly redeemed himself twice at the end.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Memoirs, Tracy · Tags:

Why I Came West by Rick Bass, 238 pages, read by Tracy, on 04/07/2012

Rick Bass describes himself as a poet, oil man, novelist, logger, elk hunter and an environmentalist. When he and his wife moved to Montana and found the Yaak Valley they knew it was going to be there home. Unfortunately he found out the wilderness he loved was not protected. His story is full of frustration and hard work trying to save the land and also help out the local loggers keep their jobs.

04. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Brian, How To's, NonFiction · Tags:

Do One Green Thing by Mindy Pennybacker, 270 pages, read by Brian, on 04/03/2012

Like or not, Doing things better for the environment helps everyone in the long run and if you don’t believe it, it doesn’t hurt either. Do One Green Thing is a book which gives ideas on how to save the Earth through simple choices.  There are chapters on: food & drink, healthy homes, transportation, personal care and so forth. I recommend taking a look at the book and finding areas you would like to work on and see how easy it is to help change the World with very simple steps.