Good Reads for the Cold Rainy Days (and Nights)
If I haven't yet mentioned it, winter is probably my least favorite time of the year. I appreciate the beauty of winter, but I could really do without the cold weather. In the winter, it takes very little to encourage me to curl up with a good book so I thought if you were in my boat, you'd like to hear some of my favorite winter reads which make the nights a little bit warmer (or in the case of one book makes you feel bad about complaining)Bernd Heinrich's Winter World is a great book which allows you to take a glimpse of how some of our smaller creatures survive the cold in the winter. If you are not a naturalist at heart, this may not be the book for you because it is fairly science based. I did spring this one on my book club (mostly non-science minded people) and the likes far outweighed the dislikes of this book. Sara Stein's Noah's Garden is a book that speaks to me. Sara lets her lawn lapse into a meadow and replaces non-native invasive ornamental species with native plantings. Is anyone surprised that I like this book? I think it offers a great look at how you too can create a new habitat in your backyard. Plus this book makes me think of spring and plantings and I get to escape the cold winter for a least a few moments!!