s holds a promise in the title itself - fabulous! - and wow, does it deliver. Funny and entertaining, Stella Stonestreet’s book takes us for a wild ride across the world.
Under Western Skies, written by Jennifer Jewell, is an ode to plant diversity. Together with photographer Caitlin Atkinson, Jewell covers the whole Western area, from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast, interviewing landscapers and horticulturists, artists and gardners. Each of them opened up their house--or sanctuary, or park, or--and talked about the places they shaped up with time and patience.
You know that feeling when you find a book that's funny as hell but also moving and thought provoking at the same time? Well, this one ticks all the right boxes. What am I talking about, you ask? Here's my honest review of Better Off Dead by Martin John.
Natural Landmarks of Arizona is an odd one out, in a good way. As promised on the tin, it takes us roadtripping--mountaintripping?-- across the great state of Arizona, and it does so while giving us interesting tidbits about the territory. From geological info to historical ones, Yetman covers all aspects of each cliff and hill.
Liz Marie Galvan, blogger extraordinaire, opens up her farm and lets the readers in. Season after season, we get to witness the transformations she makes in order to better suit the mood and the festivities both, adapting her house until it looks like a new, different place. From the bigger tasks to strategically placed plants and pillows, there’s something for everyone.
AofVP, written by Travis Elborough, is a comprehensive book based on places that have either faded away already or are on the brink of fading. Divided in four sections (Ancient Cities, Forgotten Lands, Shrinking Places, and Threatened Worlds), it gives us a broad impression of cities and locations scattered around the world.
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