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Post #3168: One-sentence reviews for the first half of 2019

Reads and reactions in brief since January 1st, 2019. How to be Alone – Lane MooreEssays. Lane Moore is youngish, funny, and figuring out her life. These essays are part of her process. This House is Haunted – John BoyneNovel. Forgettable. In other words,…

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BookShed: Landscaping with Fruits and Vegetables

Landscaping with Fruits and Vegetables Fred Hagy & Clare McCanna First published 1990, reprinted 2011 Although I have only owned this book since last gardening season – it is showing some serious signs of wear and tear as I find myself referencing it constantly…

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Urban Agriculture: Ideas and Designs for the New Food Revolution

Urban Agriculture: Ideas And Designs For The New Food Revolution David Tracey New Society, 2011 Written by a local Vancouverite, I picked up Urban Agriculture looking for a little bit of early spring inspiration – it being so cold and all here this past…

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In the Bookshed: Backyard Bounty

Backyard Bounty Linda Gilkeson New Society, 2011 Often when I’m reviewing gardening books these days, I am called to reflect on just how completely off-base I was in my early gardening attempts in the mid-nineties. For example, when Linda Gilkeson writes about double-digging and…

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In the Bookshed: Two local foods cookbooks

Two great new cookbooks emphasizing food of the Pacific Northwest – quiet different in feel and focus: Northwest Essentials: Cooking With Ingredients That Define a Region’s Cuisine (2nd edition) Greg Atkinson Sasquatch Books, 2010 Right off I’ll let you know – this is one…

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