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Mary's Books

I have loved to read since I was little. I would borrow many books from the library and still borrow to this day, but I also purchase books (mostly for my kids) and freebies on Kindle. I read as much as I can daily. Sometimes I read several books at one time. I don't have a preference of paper book over an ebook, I just love to read. Keeping lists of what I have read is a good way for me to remember. 

Currently reading

Thirteen Chocolates (A Chandler's Chocolate Box Mystery Book 1)
agatha chocolats
A Catered Wedding
Isis Crawford
The Murder at the Vicarage
Agatha Christie
The Know Your Bill of Rights Book: Don't Lose Your Constitutional Rights--Learn Them!
Sean Patrick
Delicious and Suspicious
Riley Adams
All Fudged Up
Nancy CoCo
Black River Falls
Jeff Hirsch
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Magic and Macaroons
Bailey Cates
Six Geese A-Slaying
Donna Andrews

Pythons in Florida

Swamp Bones: A Temperance Brennan Short Story - Kathy Reichs

Two of my daughters love snakes! They love to hold them and carry them around and feed them. I have had to nail my feet to the ground while holding a snake, but have come to a point where I have learned to like them. I have held a very long reticulated python and loved the feel of it. This story is set in the Florida Everglades where they have a problem. During a hurricane, many Burmese Pythons got loose and since this is not their native habit they have adapted and have no natural predators other than humans. They are propagating their species. Because of this Florida has a contest to catch and kill these snakes. 


This book is full of great information on pythons and also had a good story to put around the facts. I highly recommend this book and while it is not my oldest daughter's favorite genre, I have been encouraging her to read this story as she will enjoy the snake sections of the story. 


Oh, and I learned that there is a "Journal of Herpetology."