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For Poetry & Nature Admirers: Mary Oliver's "Evidence"

The Holds Rush In

006067 This always happens to me. Every book I've put on hold at the library arrives at once, just when I have a teetering stack back home to start with. I'll have to speed-read to work in all of these titles in the next three weeks, after I finish Laura Lippman's new mystery, Life Sentences. Not that I'm complaining.

The new stack:

Evidence: Poems by Mary Oliver

The Wild Marsh: Four Seasons at Home in Montana, by Rick Bass

Script & Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting, by Kitty Burns Florey

Time and Tide in Acadia: Seasons on Mount Desert Island, by Christopher Camuto

A Mathematical Nature Walk, by John A. Adam

Summer World: A Season of Bounty, by Bernd Heinrich

Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, by Maria Tatar

Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness, by Lisa M. Hamilton

Book cover image borrowed from W.W. Norton


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Wow, now I'm desperate to read at least five of those. You have a better library system than I do!

geez Susie, now I feel like such a slug. Here I am just waiting for the new Dan Brown book and you're up there reading all that serious stuff about agribiz and handwriting. And poetry. BTW, I interviewed a poet named Susan Militzer Luther you know her?

Steph, we are so lucky to have an awesome library here in town. It is a real hub of activity, and has a wide-ranging collection of books.

Cindy, the poet's name sounds familiar, but I can't place her.

I think I have to read the books that there are no other holds on first.

The same thing happens to me every few weeks. I hate having to return some unread, but that's what it usually comes down to.

Yeah, I sometimes have to do that as well, Adrienne. Lately I've been skimming a lot of books. For some reason I can't find any (adult) fiction that I'm into.

Love the photo on the Acadia book cover. One of the prettiest places I've even seen. Let me know what you think of the book.

Meechelle! I'm liking the book A LOT and am now dying to go to Acadia. The only problem I have with it is that much is it is written in second person & present tense, which gets a little tiresome. I can see why the author did it: immediate effect, putting the reader right into the place, but I think it's somewhat of a mistake.

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