Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Reading Resolve Bolstered by the Sustainable Food Book Club

Though I am not big on New Year's resolutions, I did make one this year: read more.

I've had a life-long love affair with books - for anyone that has ever helped me move, they can vouch for this fact - but once I had kids, I stopped reading for myself. It took years for there to be a book on my nightstand that wasn't a board book or one with more pictures than words. Seriously.

Now that both boys read on their own, I miss curling up under their covers, a mass of arms and legs wrapped around mine while I try to hold a book where they can both glimpse at the pages. But I am grateful that I can now whittle down the mountain of books I have on my nightstand.

I rarely read novels. Mostly natural history. Some historical fiction. But this year I found a Sustainable Food Book Club, or at least I found their reading list. I had already read two of the books on there; and I owned several of them. Remember that Everest of pages? So, I decided that was the perfect list to get me reading - and cooking - more.

Would anyone like to join me?

First up... by Adam Leith Gollner...
The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession

1 comment:

  1. I know this will sound arrogant and snobby.. but I feel as thought this blog was made for me. I would SO love to join you.. I've wanted to read more books all the time.. and I DO have the time for it. There's a bookstore (very cute at that) near my house that has a large selection, but I have a hard time choosing a book to read, when so often I either don't know what the book is about or is it disappointing. But if someone else is reading the book at the same time, there's chance we can discuss it, and THAT alone would make it interesting. Oh, and I meant to tell you, I like how you say something about your life or a tidbit to go with the recipe.. so it's not *just* the recipe, but it's personal, and I feel as though I can relate. :)

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