Green Ideas For Your Lawn
I so want spring to finally arrive that I’m sharing this title with you. Maybe it will help hurry spring along. Spring is nearly here and that means many of us are spending hours with our lawnmower each weekend. Lawn Gone! by Pam Penick offers appealing alternatives to tedious lawn maintenance. Low-mow lawns and lawn-like mixes of flowers and grass are just some of the options described. If you’re tired of spending time and money on pesticides, fertilizer and continuing care of your ever-growing grass, consider the earth-friendly alternatives in Lawn Gone!
Just in time for our community read of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece The Great Gatsby comes:
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
By Fowler, Therese Ann
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When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is 17 years old and he is a young army lieutenant. Before long, the “unforgettable” Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn’t prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame.
Stephenie Meyer’s Alien Love Story
After her wildly popular Twilight series had teen fans crowding bookstores and theaters, Stephenie Meyer tried her hand at writing for adults with The Host, first published in 2008. Now The Host, a sci-fi thriller featuring a love triangle with only two humans involved (it’s complicated) comes to theaters on March 29 in a film adaptation written and directed by Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show). This story is vampire-free but it does have aliens–”souls” who have taken over Earth and captured humans to serve as host bodies for their occupation. Check out all the action–romantic and otherwise–in Meyer’s novel before the movie opens on the big screen later this month.
March is Women’s History Month, and readers can mark the occasion by learning about two of America’s most adventurous women. In 1889 after Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in Eighty Days became popular, two publications sent female reporters on their own race around the world to beat the fictional record. In Eighty Days, Matthew Goodman recounts the frenzied journeys of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland and offers a fascinating look at life during the late 19th century. On a personal level, Bly and Bisland were a study in contrasts, but both were pioneering journalists who challenged gender stereotypes in the Victorian era.