{Giveaway} Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall

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Last year, Katie, my lovely co-host in all Futuristic Friday bookish crime picked this as one of the selections in our inaugural Futuristic Friday.

The more Katie talked about the book, the more intrigued I became. And then, through bookish serendipity, I was contacted about my reviewing the book. So, I accepted. Continue reading

Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart by Carol Wall

Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening

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This book was sent to Traveling With T in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Mister Owita’s Guide To Gardening

Carol Wall’s yard is a mess. This, in the past has not bothered her. Between raising kids, working, spending time with her husband and doing other things- the yard has not been a priority. One day, though, Carol begins to realize how far the yard has gotten out of control and openly envies other yards. Shortly, she finds out about Mister Owita and he begins to help Carol with her garden. Even though she knows the garden needs work- she is hesitant about some Owita’s advice and preferences (the azaela bushes being one thing). Soon, though, with Owita’s charming way of looking at life- she begins to trust him more and more and open herself to learning- not just gardening tips, but life lessons as well.

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Futuristic Friday: What Books Are You Looking Forward To Reading?

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Hello and welcome all to the first Futuristic Friday hosted by Traveling With T and Katie from Doing Dewey. I’m pretty excited to unveil this new jointly hosted feature (and I hope you are excited to read and see what it is all about!)

What is Futuristic Friday?

Back in 2013, I was thinking about starting a new feature. I toyed around with the idea of a Throwback Thursday- but was unsure that I could maintain that on a semi-regular basis. I also wanted a partner- someone I could trust to help me with the feature, someone who could be a good bloggy person to chat with, perhaps someone who was the yang to my yin. I started thinking about all the bloggy people I interact with and Katie kept popping in my head- she’s got a broad reading taste, I knew her from She Reads, and I enjoyed talking with her. And days later, Futuristic Friday was born!


January Selections:

Doing Dewey’s Futuristic Friday Picks for January



Katie from Doing Dewey thought these books looked good to her for January:

The Rise of the TudorsThe Last EnchantmentsMe, Myself and Why, Cruel Beauty, and Company Man


Traveling With T’s Futuristic Friday January Picks


Traveling With T (me!) thought these books looked good for January:

The Wife, The Maid, and The MistressWhat Nora Knew, The Secret of Magic, This Dark Road to Mercy, and In the Blood.   Continue reading