Wild by design : Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes by Margie Ruddick
This book is about how to surround and transform human artifice, designs, to wildlife. It is a study to rethink the landscapes and create a bridge between the world of designers and the world of ecologists. The chapters I got to read were about restoring, bringing back to life parks and rivers, and reinventing places by changing the way it function and is perceived. Restoring the connection between the wild and the city is a lot about creating new living spaces.
"Restoration can mean re-ignition of a spirit. it can mean retrieving lost uses, such as a market, without reconstructing the original. In landscape, restoration means, in one way or another, a return to life."
The book covers subjects from reinvention, restoration, conservation, regeneration and expression. It is meant to be an "encouragement for people to change the environment and follow their intuition".
I was expecting more photography about designs and wildlife. There isn't as much as I thought there would be, I guess I was kind of expecting a beautiful coffee table book. Instead it is more technique, great for people who are truly interested on knowing haw it's made. The why of designs and the how they do landscape like this. It is still an interesting book but it not my type personally.
This book was provided to me to review by Net Gallery, all opinions are my own.
Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection Paperback - by Sarah Andersen
This book is hilarious, is tell the story of a young woman struggling through social situations, chores and awkwardness of life.
There is so much in this book I can relate to. I couldn't put the book down, I enjoyed this read very much.
The emotional edge by by Crystal Andrus Morissette
This book is about how to deal and face emotions that you try to avoid by ignoring the fact that you are having them. I felt empowered and you will too when you go through this self examination book. You will learn to live a better life by being your true self and defining boundaries. The author offer prescriptive techniques and give specific tools for the integration and healing of the self. It is a reference guide of processes, exercises and meditations to help with inner peace and empowerment. You will find help for thriving relationship, self-acceptance, emotional health, to understand yourself and others. This book is for any women struggling with owning her own authenticity and power. The author is an inspiration for women.
Renee Paperback by Ludovic Debeurme2/5
Renee is a sad and haunting dark graphic novel about human misery. This book is a sequel to the author's Lucille. I did not know that when I read it so it was highly confusing.
Renee is seeing Pierre, a married jazz musician twice her age. There's different stories in this book, mainly related to characters of the first book. The graphics focus a lot on the body, distorting as the characters obsesses over their flaws.
I personally didn't like the book, I wasn't expecting it to be a sequel and be so hard to follow.
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