Summer Reading

by Josée

I really wish I had more time to read. Right now I’m trying to read so many different books. The tower on my night stand is bordering on outrageous and I have to be careful not to topple it over every time I walk by. Want to know what my tower is made up of?

At the base of the tower:
Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects (great book!)
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Composting
Container Gardening For Dummies
Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

The center of the tower:
Growing Chinese Vegetables in Your Own Backyard: A Complete Planting Guide for 40 Vegetables and Herbs, from Bok Choy and Chinese Parsley to Mung Beans and Water Chestnuts
The Future of Food (DVD)
Becoming Jane (DVD)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (DVD)
The Profitable Hobby Farm, How to Build a Sustainable Local Foods Business

And the top of the tower:
Talking Dirt: The Dirt Diva’s Down-to-Earth Guide to Organic Gardening (great read!)
The Conscious Kitchen: The New Way to Buy and Cook Food – to Protect the Earth, Improve Your Health, and Eat Deliciously (highly recommended!)
Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food
Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, 3rd Edition
An Assembly Such as This: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman (Fitzwilliam Darcy Gentleman) (thoroughly enjoying!)
Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking (very interesting!)

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Abby July 12, 2010 - 12:26 am

I totally empathize – I have those sorts of little towers all over my house 😛 Fortunately, I'm good at picking up books and just reading random sections; unfortunately, I don't know when the last time was that I actually read a book through in proper fashion from the beginning to the end 🙂

thegraciouswife July 13, 2010 - 12:52 am

Oh my goodness, I can relate! I have little piles of books I need to read in every room. Sadly, many of these are being returned to the library unread as we are moving to a new apartment in a few weeks. I hope you will post a review about the "Conscious Kitchen" (in particular) and "Ratio," they look like good reads!


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