Book Buzz: My Old Man and the Mountain

My Old Man and the Mountain by Leif Whittaker

My Old Man and the Mountain by Leif Whittaker Tales of climbing Mt. Everest are filled with legendary figures: George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Reinhold Messner, Scott Fischer, and Ed Viesturs, to name a few. Right in there is famed mountaineer Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit the world’s highest peak. His … Read moreBook Buzz: My Old Man and the Mountain

Book Buzz: Holiday Reads for Bibliophiles

Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading by Anne Gisleson Bibliophiles looking to gift books or simply stock up on reading material for the holidays … Read moreBook Buzz: Holiday Reads for Bibliophiles

Book Buzz: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison Sometimes a book’s title really draws in readers, but the 2017 Whatcom READS! selection, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, sounds more like a textbook for a Bellingham Technical College nursing course than the tragicomic road trip novel that it is.  Don’t let the title stop you from picking … Read moreBook Buzz: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

Deep Roots: Finding Food and Community

The Deepest Roots: Finding Food and Community on A Pacific Northwest Island by Kathleen Alcalá

The Deepest Roots: Finding Food and Community on a Pacific Northwest Island by Kathleen Alcalá  Sustainability. Buy local. Support local farmers. All are mantras of the Pacific Northwest. But how would our community fare in the case of food shortages caused by disaster or as the result of environmental degradation? Would we be able to … Read moreDeep Roots: Finding Food and Community