by Sacred Chickens Staff
We're a little way into the new year, and the Sacred Chickens team wanted to share how our reading resolutions are working out so far! You can read the original post with our resolutions here.
Julie wanted to "rescue the books that accidentally got put in storage and to find some nice places to read."
Update: Right now, we are looking at houses, so I am one step closer to retrieving my books from storage and finding Mrs. Greenthumbs. And I found several lovely parks to read in. Here are some pictures!
Spring is on its way- finally! Its a little too early for us at Sacred Chickens to start our gardening for this year, so were going to share what we plan to do in a couple of months. Happy reading and gardening!
I’m in a condo right now with a tiny patio, but I’m looking for a house. I suppose the first part of my garden plan will be finding a garden. Until then, I intend to give unwanted advice to my children (that includes you Jarad) and have some heartfelt conversations with my all my friends’ plants.
Essie’s house, for instance, needs some foundation plants. I’m planning a Lady Banks yellow rose in the center of the wall with some blue-ish hydrangeas and some pink azaleas out front. The house is a white, cottage-style, so I think colors from a children’s story will work out well. Evangeline is thinking of getting a deck, so we’ll need to figure out what to do with her hydrangeas and think of some acid loving plants that will do with a little shade to plant around it. I think I’ll push a few more herbs and some roses on Jarad. And my friend Kathy says some of her plants need a good talking to. I’ll be happy to get around to the rest of you too. Just send me a request.
The Language of Bees
Author, Laurie R King
by Jarad Johnson
I seem to be on a binge with the Mary Russell series, and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon! I have to say this book is the series standout. In many of the books we get to see Mary and Sherlock travel across the world to solve cases, in this instance we get to see them at home. They are actually returning to their cottage after a year abroad, and they immediately encounter a new case- the missing bees. Before they can even get in the house, Sherlock is off to investigate the disappearance. Priorities, I guess.
by Sacred Chickens Staff
The Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward. This book was first published in 2013 and for some reason, it’s taken me a while to get around to reading it. I think I misplaced it when a friend loaned it to me and it appeared again when I was going through our move, but the central question of the book is just as pressing now, maybe even more so. Ward, who grew up in the small town of DeLisle, Mississippi, mourned as she lost five young men she loved, beginning with her brother, in a space of four years. The truth she discovered was that context can kill. This story is haunting, both for the topic matter it covers, and because the ghosts that she recalls become real and beautiful to the reader. I am now looking for all her other books.