Archive | June 2018

Hand-feeding Backyard Birds by Hugh Wiberg-Book Review

Handfeeding birds

This 1999 addition is a step-by-step guide to introduce you to the hobby of hand feeding birds.

For more than 20 years, this author has focused on hand feeding birds that come to the feeders he keeps and those that regularly visit some of the parks he attends.

The book explains the joy and connection to nature hand feeding brings. It goes through the methods of hand feeding for many different species along with what their favorite foods are and how to attract different kinds of birds.

The guide tells how to start, the best times to hand feed and what the timeline is likely to be till you are successful. This is a hobby which requires patients and a slow hand to win over these feathered friends. It promotes trust and a sense of intimacy between species.

This book features 80 color photos to help you identify birds and show the hobby as it progresses.

I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn from the experts how to pursue this hobby.

This book is available here-

https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/hand-feeding-backyard-birds-a-step-by-step-guide_hugh-wiberg/565202/?mkwid=spA4mi3qV%7cdc&pcrid=70112905152&pkw=&pmt=&plc=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1NzZBRCoARIsAIaMwus39oqtjj57oi64Opzze9zno_ByRQ6K2rABGj2ZdlzytaSgJUzQME0aAgi5EALw_wcB#isbn=1580171818&idiq=3213381

The Baglady’s Guide to Elegant Living by Dina Dove -Book Review

Baglady's Guide 

Angela’s life just fell apart when she met, by chance, a lovely elderly woman named Rose. She finds her in the park where she runs.

Rose carries a large bag with her wherever she goes, but it does not can contain all her worldly possessions, nor does Rose live on the street. Her bag contains quotes, helpful advice and articles which she dispenses to Angela just at the most appropriate time. Her timing is perfect and her advice is golden.

These tidbits that she passes on to Angela are like a blueprint as to how to regain her life again, only this time much better. Who is this Rose? Is she just a very nice adult who discovered the secret to living a meaningful and elegant life? Or is she much, much more?

She guides Angela to the peace she needs so badly. She helps Angela accept certain facts about herself and how she contributed to her present circumstances. Acceptance has been more than difficult for Angela.

This book is easy to read and very enjoyable. Use it to rediscover truths you forgotten or as a guide to gain equilibrium, sanity and joy at just being.

A wonderful book for anyone who could use a little pick me up. I highly recommend this as a book for a special friend you wish to encourage and uplift.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001DABM9O/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Breathless by Dean Koontz Book Review

Breathless

Dean Koontz is a master storyteller which anyone who has read him cannot deny. He weaves together details effortlessly and we follow him happily wherever his story leads us.

The Rockies are the peaceful setting for this mystical journey between reality and the unknown. You suspend disbelief as you are pulled into this wonderful plot. When something never before seen becomes the daily norm of your life and moves in with you, then you are led to a sacred place of discovery. When everything you thought you knew is turned upside down and the encounters of almost mythical creatures occurs, the protective, mothering instinct is pushed into gear. Known to you only for a short time, you will feel compelled to save and nurture the beautiful beings. The discovery brings strangers together from far away points with various motives. You are let in on a secret greater than one person’s possible imagination and when a secret purpose is revealed to you, then you too will be left breathless.

Don’t miss this one! The childlike belief in all possibility is born again when you get lost in this endearing story.

This 2009 Koontz offering can be found in all major bookstores off-line and online.