Tuesday, March 11, 2008


i probably should be putting a little more time and thought into this post but i have been looking at my book list and thinking that maybe i should be commenting a little on the ones that i have recently read. Perhaps you have read the book or maybe you have never even heard of it but this is what i think about them.

BOOK 1...
I recently finished, Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. This book definitely made me think about the food we are eating and where it is coming from. So much so that we have definitely decided to join one of our local CSA's. It basically goes over in fact and in storytelling the journey of this one family and the year that they committed to eat only local food. Not necessarily organic, although it seems that as a happy accident, local and organic often go hand in hand. It has a wealth of information on how you can make that a possibility for you and your family. I am one that is motivated by guilt, and knowing some of the processing that goes into mass marketed food and what that does to the food and the environment really has made me stop and think about what we are buying and where it is coming from. Imagine how many natural resources we could save, ie oil, if we just chose to eat local more often. Often i think these things snowball and make you more thoughtful about everything that you do within your own household. I am not perfect at this by any means but by baby steps i hope that our family is improving and by that helping to improve the world around us, saving some things for our children.

BOOK 2...
this was by no means as thoughtful a book compared to the book i was reading just before it. I enjoyed it because i enjoy Jane Austen. How fun to chose your own course through a book. Remember those from when we were kids and you could chose the outcome. I confess that i failed miserably at the attempt to marry well and wealthy, which is the whole point of this book and of Jane Austen's novels. But it was fun and for that reason i would say, "read it". And i think you could read it many times over and change course every time, almost making it a new book each time.

Sorry about no pictures....

1 comment:

Marie VW said...


I cannot believe how grown up your kids look. Holy! Those pictures of Avery that you posted for your mom is the Avery I remember. That picture you posted of her long hair, she's absolutely gorgeous.

And your son, wow. wow.

I happened to have Animal, Vegetable, Miracle on my desk right now. I really like Barbara Kingsolver and have read a few of her books. I really love her storytelling ability. Of course this is different than her novels, but its really good too.

I'm glad to know that you have a blog! Now I can see you!

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