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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-05-13 11:04
Montana Maverick
Montana Maverick (Bear Grass Springs Book 3) - Ramona Flightner

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Montana Maverick is the book 3 of Ramona Flightner’s historical romance series, Bear Grass Springs. A huge fan of her debut series Banished Saga, I didn’t hesitate picking it up when I heard she’s coming up with a new HR set in a slightly different era. Regrettably, have to say that so far I haven’t felt the connection with the stories as well as I thought I would.

Whereas Banished Saga is set in the early 20th century America, Bear Grass Springs is set in the 1880s Montana. It’s also quite different that Banished Saga in the sense that each story ends in your traditional HEA. Yes, it’s still a clean romance and yes, we still get to know about a family and see them find love one after another but you get your traditional HEA, rather than a Saga where it spans years and includes new characters of new generations. I love both styles and appreciate the author exploring both routes. Initially, many readers complained about the first book of Banished Saga not having a traditional HEA. But that won’t be an issue with the Bear Grass Springs novels.

Book 1, Montana Untamed, introduces us to the MacKinnon brothers Cailean, Alistair and Ewan and their younger sister, Sorcha. They came to America from Scotland to settle down after they were forced from their lands. The eldest two arrived first. Eventually, Ewan and Sorcha joined them. Cailean and Alistair are very successful livery owners, the only one in the small town of Bear Grass Springs. Ewan’s skills lie with carpentry, which the people of the town appreciated, so he’s been doing good as well. Both well-liked and respected among the people and, alongside Ewan, they’re also well sought after bachelors. Cailean the eldest is what I’d call a grumpy bear. Very serious and moody. Alistair, the middle brother, seemed like the one with a sound head on his shoulders. Cool and calm as they say. Ewan is the happy go lucky charmer who can be impetuous at times. His gambling habit is one of those things that his brothers do not approve of. Sorcha is still young and brash, she has her own burdens to bear too as you will read, but her brothers love her all the same.

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review 2018-05-01 11:44
Turf and Ornamental Grass Seeds Market: Global Market Estimation, Dynamics, Regional Share, Trends, Competitor Analysis 2013 to 2016 and Forecast 2017 to 2024

Global Turf and Ornamental Grass Seeds Market :By Type of Grass (Turf Grass (Rye Grass, Blue Kentucky Grass, Zoysia Grass, Tall Fescue, Bermuda Grass), Ornamental Grass (Feather Reed Grass, Fountain Grass, Fibre Optic Grass, Ravenna Grass, Purple Millet), By Origin (Organic, Synthetic), By Application (Sports Ground, Lawns, Gardens, Parks, Nurseries, Landscapes, Others), and Geography –Market Estimation, Dynamics, Regional Share, Trends, Competitor Analysis2013 to 2016 and Forecast 2017 to 2024

 

Turf and Ornamental Grass Seeds Market: Market Dynamics

 

Turf and Ornamental seeds used for the development of turfgrass covering the land aesthetically in surrounding venues such as playground, home, golf course, and sports ground among others. turf and ornamental crops are of various kinds such as grass, landscapes, horticulture plants, decorative plants etc. Increase in golf courses globally, growing awareness regarding quality and safety of turf and ornamental crops are the major factors to drive the Turf and Ornamental seeds market globally. Furthermore, increase in adoption of gardening and lawns, growing demand for the bio pesticides, inclination towards the scenic beauty, increase in tourism sector across the globe, growing initiations taken by the government in maintaining the decorating plants in the countries also propels the growth of Turf and Ornamental seeds market globally. However, high R&D costs, lack of awareness hampers the growth of the Turf and Ornamental seeds market

 

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Market Scope: Turf and Ornamental Grass Seeds Market

Turf and Ornamental Grass Seeds Market is segmented on the basis ofType of Grass, Origin and Geographical regions

Based on type of Grass, Turf and Ornamental Grass Seeds Market is segmented into the followingTurf Grass

  • Rye Grass
  • Blue Kentucky Grass
  • Zoysia Grass
  • Tall Fescue
  • Bermuda Grass
  • Ornamental Grass
  • Feather Reed Grass
  • Fountain Grass
  • Fibre Optic Grass
  • Ravenna Grass
  • Purple Millet

Based on Origin, Turf and Ornamental Grass Seeds Market is segmented into the following

  • Organic
  • Synthetic

Based on Application, Turf and Ornamental Grass Seeds Market is segmented into the following

  • Sports Ground
  • Lawns
  • Gardens
  • Parks
  • Nurseries
  • Landscapes
  • Others

 

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Regional Analysis:  Turf and Ornamental Grass Seeds Market

Geographically, Turf and Ornamental Grass Seeds Market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and theMiddle East and Africa regions.North America and Europe holds the largest share in the Turf and Ornamental Grass Seeds market as they are the matured regions because of love towards decorum, nature, beauty and sports like golf and football. US in North America, France and Spain in Europe hold the highest share in the regions. Asia Pacific and Latin America are the emerging markets for the Turf and Ornamental Grass Seeds and these regions are growing at a rapid rate owing to the increase I n tourism sector, growing adoption of rich sports like golf and football, increase in adoption of gardening and maintaining lawns, rise in awareness regarding the Turf and Ornamental Grass plants.

 

Competition Assessment: Turf and Ornamental Grass Seeds Market

Key playersprofiled in the global Turf and Ornamental Grass Seeds Market include:

  • Syngenta AG (Switzerland)
  • Dow AgroSciences LLC (U.S.)
  • The Andersons Inc. (U.S.)
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. (Japan)
  • FMC Corporation (U.S.)
  • Evans Turf Supplies Ltd. (New Zealand)
  • EpicoreBioNetworks Inc. (U.S.)
  • Pure AG (U.S.)
  • Eco Sustainable Solutions Ltd. (U.K.)
  • CJB Industries, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Sharda USA LLC
  • Martenson Turf Products, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Vriesland Growers Cooperative, Inc. (U.S.)

 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-04-08 09:13
Montana Grit
Montana Grit: Bear Grass Springs, Book Two - Ramona Flightner

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Montana Grit is the book 2 of Ramona Flightner’s newest historical romance series, Bear Grass Springs. Even though I’ve enjoyed the premise, I have mixed feelings about this one. Will try to explain in my review in the following.

I always talk about Banished Saga, Ramona’s debut series, whenever I review her books. I’m a huge fan of that series and glad that there are a few more installments left before we bid adieu to it. Bear Grass Springs, IMO, is quite different from Banished Saga. Yes, it’s still a clean romance and yes, we still get to know about a family and see them find love one after another but you get your traditional HEA, rather than a Saga where it spans years and includes new characters of new generations. Of course, I’m not comparing the two. I like both styles. In fact, I’m a reader of traditional HEA who has come to love the idea of growing with a family and seeing them grow and expand, becoming their friend in the process.

Book 1, Montana Untamed, introduces us to the MacKinnon brothers Caliean, Alistair and Ewan and their younger sister, Socha. They came to America from Scotland to settle down after they were forced from their lands. Cailean and Alistair arrived first. Eventually, Ewan and Socha joined them. Cailean and Alistair are very successful livery owners, the only one in the small but surely budding town of Bear Grass Springs. They’re well-liked and respected among the people and, alongside Ewan, they’re also well sought after bachelors. Ewan’s skills lie with the carpentry. He’s also earning good. Among the brothers, Cailean the eldest is what I’d call a grumpy bear. Very serious and moody. Alistair, the middle brother, seemed like the one with a sound head on his shoulders. Cool and calm as they say. Ewan is the happy go lucky charmer who can be impetuous at times. His gambling habit is one of those things that his brothers do not approve of. Sorcha is still young and brash, she has her own burdens to bear too as you will read, but her brothers love her all the same.

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review 2018-01-09 21:48
Grass - Sheri S. Tepper

Plaque, teleportation, mind control and wiping, monster killer "horses" called Hippae, monster "foxes" called foxen, a planet covered almost entirely in grass, fox hunts, a long dead alien race called the Arbai.... these are a few on my favorite things.

This is a great story. While some of the characters seemed a little shallow at times, the story moved at a good pace. I must say I was a little surprised with the ending.

Highly recommended!

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My 2018 Reading Plan
The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories - Anthony Marra
Not Without Laughter - Langston Hughes,Maya Angelou
The Bone People - Keri Hulme
Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight - Margaret Lazarus Dean
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson
This Side of Brightness - Colum McCann
The Grass is Singing - Doris Lessing
Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman - Cathy Wilkerson
The Sky Unwashed - Irene Zabytko
Hiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath - Paul Ham

 

Every year, I like to set a few reading goals for myself: number of books, specific titles, and so forth. Because my whims change with the days and new books always catch my attention, I have yet to have one year where I complete my intended goals. So, I've decided that this year I'm going to keep it simple. I intend to read less, to slow down and really focus on and enjoy what I'm reading.

 

...But I love lists too much. And I cannot resist the urge to make a list of books I “will” complete this year. It's a practice I began in 2012—to identify ten books that will be read by the end of the year. Guess what? I've never read all ten in a year. I still have four holdouts from 2017, plus two others from farther back. So my only concrete goal this year is to complete my 2018 list in its entirety and to read the books from prior years. Other than that, my only goal is to enjoy what I'm reading. I'll set a reading challenge of so many books like I always do, but I'll keep it low so I don't become consumed with it.

 

So what will I be reading in 2018? These are the ten books that I am committing to. I think I'll be able to complete my challenge this year, assuming the world doesn't go up in smoke first. This year's list has more non-fiction than any prior list because I've had a desire to read more non-fiction lately. I mostly read fiction and I'd like to branch out some.

 

The Bone People cover

 

The Bone People by Keri Hulme

My interest in New Zealand and its literature goes back many years. I've made it a point to read more works by New Zealanders, but despite good intentions, I have avoided this Man Booker winner. I'm expecting good things from this one.

 

Flying Close to the Sun coverFlying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman by Cathy Wilkerson

In undergrad, I watched the documentary about The Weatherman Organization and was very intrigued. I told myself I'd learn more about them and would possibly write a novel focused on them. I've been saving these Weatherman memoirs until I began researching for that novel, but now I'm not sure I'll ever tackle that project. Project or no project, I've decided to stop putting it off.

 

The Grass Is Singing cover

 

The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing

I really want to like Doris Lessing, but my first and only experience with her so far (The Cleft) was so off-putting that I've avoided her for more than a decade. I never want to judge any author by one book, so I'm making a point to read her debut novel in 2018. I'm hoping for better results.

 

 

Hiroshima Nagasaki coverHiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath by Paul Ham

I have a strong interest in the WWII destruction of Japan, particularly the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I've read some of these historical accounts before and will likely come across much of the same information in this large volume, but it's time to brush up on the subject.

 

Leaving Orbit coverLeaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight by Margaret Lazarus Dean

Dean's previous work was a novel about a girl's obsession with spaceflight during the days surrounding the Challenger disaster. Her second book is this exploration of the rise and fall of NASA. I've had this one on the top of my to-read pile since its publication in 2015, but haven't made time for it.

 

Not Without LaughterNot Without Laughter by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes is one of the more notable authors to have resided in my part of the world. I've always had the best intentions of reading local authors, especially those who were pioneers and helped shape the way for others, but I've never read more than the occasional poem by Hughes.

 

The Sky Unwashed coverThe Sky Unwashed by Irene Zabytko

When I first started working at the library more than ten years ago, I saw this book on the shelf and was attracted to its sepia cover, its gorgeous title, and its intriguing description. It was one of the very first books to be added to my to-read list at my new job. Ten years later I still work at the library and I still haven't read this short novel about the Chernobyl accident.

 

 

The Tsar of Love and Techno coverThe Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

We loved A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, didn't we? Yet I, like many readers apparently, did not transition well to Marra's follow up two years later, this collection of short stories. Even though I absolutely loved his debut novel, I just wasn't interested in this volume. Adding it to my list will force my hand, I figure.

 

The Warmth of Other SunsThe Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

There's been so much praise heaped on this book. It's time I give this historical gem a try.

 

This Side of Brightness coverThis Side of Brightness by Colum McCann

Last year, I read and absolutely loved McCann's Letters to a Young Writer. I'd spent some time with the author previously, but it was this slim volume about writing that made a big fan out of me. I told myself I'd make it a point to return to the author as soon as possible. And I figured I might as well start with the novel that launched his career.

 

And my unfinished books from prior years:

The Counterfeiters by Andre Gide

The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies

Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Mama Day by Gloria Naylor

Union Dues by John Sayles

Weeds by Edith Summers Kelley

 

Seeing all sixteen of these listed, I'm already feeling overwhelmed. I've learned the key to completing my list is to not put off the list to the middle of the year. I really need to be checking off one or two of these titles every month. Intention set.

 

While I'm making an already long post longer, here are some of the top titles, old and new, I hope to get around to in 2018: The Temple of the Dawn by Yukio Mishima, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton, Erasure by Percival Everett, The Road Through the Wall by Shirley Jackson, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro, Winter by Ali Smith, Parnucklian for Chocolate by B.H. James, 1996 by Gloria Naylor, Hot Pink by Adam Levin, and... I can keep going forever. See how I get myself in trouble?

 

Do you set reading goals for your year? Do you find it helpful to do so, or imposing? What do you look forward to reading in 2018?

 

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