As SAHMs of small children know, we must find something to do to keep our brains sane. For me, it's reading. Honestly, I don't know how I find the time to read. It is sometimes a page at a time. Literally.
Here are some of the books I've read recently with (very) brief (and opinionated) commentary.
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Eaarth. Ummm, read this book. I agree with Barbara Kingsolver.
The Omnivore's Dilemma. One of the most fascinating books I've read (In case you are wondering, it is not just an indictment of the food industry). Supremely well-written.
The Story of Stuff. You don't need all your crap. Really. You don't. But seriously, I thought reading this book would be an exercise in reading what I already knew, but it wasn't. Enlightening. Don't be complacent. Insist your government take action.
Searching for Pemberly. Ridiculous. I checked this out because the bookmobile has a dearth of good books for grown-ups. I had no idea a book this long could be written entirely in exposition.
Jane's Fame. Read this instead of the above.
In Defense of Food. Please put down that CAFO hamburger. It's disgusting.
No Impact Man. Live a full life, not a full-of-stuff life.
Green Metropolis. Cities are awesome.
The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. I picked this up after hearing an interview with the author. Frightening. But why am I not surprised?
How to grow more vegetables.... Intense, I'll have to start next season.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Why not? A brush up for the new movie.
Hollywood Car Wash. My friend Lori wrote this book. Amusing. Glad I don't work in Hollywood.
P.S. What I Didn't Say. This is not the kind of book I would normally choose (that is not criticism, I just don't usually go for "personal growth stories"). However, Shannon wrote an essay so I read it. Enjoyable.
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