Maia has a background in biology and outdoor science education. She loves spending time in nature, whether it's hiking, camping, canoeing, or tidepooling and is just waiting for you to ask her anything about snails! Maia most enjoys reading nature writing, mysteries, and any scandalous page-turner.
I cannot speak enough about this plant guide. I take this with me every time I venture out into nature (and when I don't, I wish I had it). Easy to use, great pictures, and useful information, EVERYONE should have a copy of Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast.
A memoir of a woman who grew up in a highly conservative, Mormon, doomsday prepper family. With "homeschooling" that consisted of working in a scrap yard, abusive family members, and a mother who knew but said nothing, Tara Westover tells of her struggle to overcome the hard obstacles in her life in order to simply get an education. A book that made me feel a lot of feelings, this is an infuriating but fascinating read.
I wish I had never read it so I could read and experience it all over again. Need I say more?
The Name of the Wind is the first book in the Kingkiller Chronicle series. A tired Kvothe tells of his adventures through school and beyond learning magic, fighting skills, and more. Set in a Game of Thrones-esque world but with far fewer players to keep track of, these well-written books draw you in and keep you. I cannot recommend these books enough! Get them, read them, wait for the next to come out!