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PlantyLibrarian

PlantyLibrarian

Joined March 2016

Botanic librarian. plantylibrarian.com
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With our focus on our new climate change hero, this short little tale shows Greta standing up to those ruining the environment and causing climate change. I can only hope the ending comes true for all of us. #Greta #climatechange

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Yummy #recipes for #vegan #sushi. Can‘t wait to try some of these out! #arc #cookbook #netgalley

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Liz Carlisle really shows us what it means to be grassroots in this journey of organic lentil farmers in rural Montana. It all comes down to community, but not just your friends, families, and neighbors. This truth also encompasses the community in the rich soil, the bugs, plants, animals, and fungi of the farm‘s ecosystem. Read this book to see how just a few farmers have changed the world. #farming #plantybooks

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Not all of us live in beautiful homes with lots of windows and natural light. This is a great book about how to keep your home lush when you‘re lacking in natural light. I highly recommend!

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A great little book about plant care, tool usage, propagation, and being the best plant parent you can be. Delightful and a must for anyone with a green thumb or dreams of having one! #plants #plantparenting #greenthumb #houseplants #propagation

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Life in the Garden | Penelope Lively
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From grand palatial gardens to quaint window boxes, from literary inspirations to suburban hobby, gardens have been part of the human makeup for centuries. Penelope Lively takes her shrewd eye and turns it onto our flowers, fruits, and veggies and reminds us that gardens inspire us, they sustain us, and that humans have an innate need to get their hands dirty and watch their gardens grow.

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What an incredible tool for kids to learn to study, reflect on, and appreciate their natural surroundings! #kids #nature #activities

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Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby | Matthew Inman, The The Oatmeal
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Matthew Inman does it again. You like cats? You enjoy reading The Oatmeal? Do babies make you squirm? Then this book is for you! I laughed, I cry-laughed, and then I laughed some more.

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This is an incredible book. Meredith is clear and informative. She pulls you through the wild land of foraging, what to look for, how to hunt and preserve, recipes to try and other resources. I highly recommend!

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Language of Flowers | Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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For eight years I dreamed of fire. Trees ignited as I passed them; oceans burned.

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the monkey wrench gang | Edward Abbey
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Northeast and above, high on the slopes of the North Woodenshoe Butte, a coyote barked at the fading sunset. The last bark, finely modulated,andante sostenuto, became a prolonged archaic and anarchic howl. The desert wolf, his serenade, his nocturne.

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We need that green fire in our eyes. Somehow we‘ve got to remember how to think like a mountain, and somehow we have to speak for Wolf. ~ Dave Foreman

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You know those moments you have when you enter a silence that‘s still and complete and peaceful? That‘s the source, the place where everything comes from. In that space, you know everything is connected, that there‘s an ecology of everything. In that place it is possible for people to have a change of heart, a change of thinking, a change in their way of being and living in the world. ~ Linda Hogan

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All of us alive now are members of the most important generation of human beings who have ever lived, because we are determining the future, not just for 100 years, but for 1 billion years. When we cut a huge limb off the tree of natural diversity, we‘re forever halting the evolutionary potential of that branch of life. ~ Dave Foreman

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Our needs as human beings are really very simple – to love and be loved, a sense of connection and compassion, the desire to be heard. Health. Family. Home. The dance, that sharing of breath, that merging with something larger than ourselves. ~ Terry Tempest Williams

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A sweet little book on how to see differently, and view the world in color and shape. Beautiful examples along with the exercises. I‘d recommend to beginning artists.

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Great book with cute projects. Even as someone who doesn‘t use watercolor, I think I‘d be comfortable getting into these DIY projects.

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The Tree | John Fowles
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Such random personal creativity is offensive to all machines.

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The Tree | John Fowles
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But the danger, in both art and nature, is that all emphasis is placed on the created, not the creation.

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The Tree | John Fowles
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No art is truly teachable in its essence.

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Winter of the Witch | Katherine Arden
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A wonderful end to a marvelous trilogy. I love the writing, the imagery, and the folktales interwoven in this series. Katherine Arden has created a lovely yet dark world that I love to get lost in.

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This eye-opening book delves deep into how wild fire has affected us and how it will continue to affect us through the chain of human activity heating the planet and creating prime circumstances for bigger fires.

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It‘s that time of year for....CREEPY CARROTS! #halloween #hauntedfood #botaniclibrarian

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Little Boo | Stephen Wunderli
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Cutest book with wonderful illustrations about a pumpkin seed wanting to be a scary pumpkin! #pumpkin #halloween #botaniclibrarian

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I could not put this book down. What a collection of influential lives that brought us our avocados, kale, lemons, asparagus...the list goes on. So well written and beautifully researched - I will never look at the food on my plate the same again.

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Perfect kids book for the changing seasons.

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Never be satisfied with what you know, only with what more you can find out.

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To live simply without the leeches.

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His descriptions...

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Pinchot, a “confidential forest agent”, a “spy with a green eye”. What a job!

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A Song for the River | Philip Connors
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An intense look at what water and fire brings into our lives, and what they take away. Connors touches on those silent human truths that we only hear on a mountaintop, hillside, forest thick, or fire lookout. It is the constant grief and celebration of every cycle, of seeing the natural world reflected in ourselves.

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Did you know America‘s first botanical garden is now where the heart of NYC stands? This incredible biography looks at David Hosack - doctor, botanist, and friend to many. From his own drive and love for plants, he built what he thought would be the garden to teach America the power and beauty of the natural world. A nonpartisan witness to the infamous Burr/Hamilton duel, this man believed in America, believed in its mind and its heart.

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“-to observe with passion, to think with patience, to live always caringly.”

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This book is great for beginners. Lots of good info for care: how to repot, water, feed, how much sunlight, types of soil to use etc. The pictures are fun and easy to recognize. Something for anyone looking to care for their succulents & cacti! #cacti #succulent #planty #arc

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Love and Ruin: A Novel | Paula McLain
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We can never know what truly transpired between two people. What McLain has done here is paint us a picture of a woman who loved one of America‘s most iconic men of the 20th century. While she was his love, she was her own. What a journey. It is a journey more about strength than it is about love. It will be slow to forget this one. And I hope to return to it again and again.

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I had no idea that Herman Melville & Nathaniel Hawthorne had a thing. A love thing. Possibly. This story is so well written and pulls from actual letters between the two star crossed men. At times, the desperation and despair feels a bit overwhelming and, at times, childish. But the story, it‘s reflections, and it‘s anchor in reality really took me on a ride that I didn‘t want to end.

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Herman worried that he might be flattening the round earth of his imagination and sailing right off the edge.

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He saw clearly, through Ahab‘s eyes, that the vengeful and capricious God of the Israelites was a deep Cosmic Shadow that Had created light only in order to see its own darkness.

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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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This is one of the most incredible nonfiction books I‘ve ever read. Capote is a master storyteller, filling us with details as if we were there breathing the Kansas winds across the plains, the scent of blood trailing above the golden crops. #bookriotreadharder2018 #popsugar2018 #readingwomen2018 #readingchallenge #truecrime

Reviewsbylola Love this book! 2y
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Legends of the Fall | Jim Harrison
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I‘ve been wanting to read this novella for ages. I‘ve always been a fan of the movie. While I enjoyed the short story, I think it‘ll be the movie I revisit. #popsugar #readingchallenge2018

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Legends of the Fall | Jim Harrison
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Some of our strangest actions are also our most deeply characteristic: secret desires remain weak fantasies unless they pervade a will strong enough to carry them out.

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This book comes out in February. It‘s a great, short read with inspirations from within the women‘s movement pulling from people like Alicia Garza (Black Lives Matter) & Elizabeth Warren (US Senator, MA, D). A great resource for women who are active or want to be active, no matter how busy they are. #feminism #activism

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Listened to this on audio. I couldn‘t stop listening. It was an uncomfortable read, as it should be, but gives us insight to a movement and how their leaders and followers think. This isn‘t just about racists or skinheads. This plays into the conversation of extremism and how you build the architecture of hate.

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"Must we submit eternally to male tyranny?"

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Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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The writing, while extremely lovey, just didn't grab me. I wanted so much to like this book. Maybe we'll cross paths again some day.

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