Today Donna Matrazzo is our guest blogger, discussing some of the books she read in 2010:
Not since I was a kid lugging home armfuls of Nancy Drew and Bobbsey Twins books have I so pleasantly delved into a book series — three, to be exact. This summer I read a dozen or so books in Alexander McCall Smith’s No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series, Isabel Dalhousie Series, and 44 Scotland Street Series. The stories have the slightest twist of mystery but their real charm is in the smart, sassy, generous-hearted characters. The Ladies’ Detective Agency books also display the spirit and beauty of Smith’s native Botswana.
A friend sent me a copy of Woodswoman: Living Alone in the Adirondack Wilderness by Anne La Bastille. I was awed by her guts and prowess in moving to wilderness, building a log cabin and truly walking her talk as an ecologist. Her writing is lovely and I followed up with her second book, Beyond Black Bear Lake.
Donna Matrazzo’s book Wild Thing: Adventures of a Grassroots Environmentalist was selected as 2009 Oregon Book Awards finalist.
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