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November 7, 2008

Answer III - What I'm reading

Q: What are you reading these days? Do you have blueberry bushes?



A: Well ~tp my reading list is varied and some of it is online, some of it not. I also have to admit that I am probably one of the slowest readers alive. It’s not that I don’t read well, I just over think everything. Ever have an idea pop into your head while your reading something and then you’re stuck still trying to read while ¾  of your brain is busy working out all the details of the other idea? That’s me 90% of the time, and the problem is compounded by the fact that I rarely read any fiction. It’s not that I don’t enjoy a good story, but I only have so many hours in the day and too many things that I’m interested in learning about, and as I learn something new, I get ideas so  have to read something else, so I get ideas…you get my drift.

AT any rate, onto the crux of the question, what am I reading? Short Answer: a lot. Long answer: Two books by Michael Pollan, “In Defense of Food” & “Second Natur - A Gardeners Education” Both very good books, and both a little over half way finished. And from the Michael Pollan book “Omnivore’s dilemma” if you’ve read it (and if you haven’t you should!) you might remember the farmer Joel Salatin, I’m reading his book “Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front” and enjoying it very much so far. I also, of course read a ton of other blogs generally through my Google reader program, I have a list of good blogs that I enjoy in my right side toolbar, but it is sadly out of date and needs updating. (I have some big plans for the blog for over the winter though, so it will most likely get updated then.)  I also read Mother Earth News and from time to time pick up other magazines. And finally I read the Bible, nearly every day, at least a chapter. It’s a goal I set this year that I wanted to get through both Testaments start to finish, and am currently getting ready to finish “Kings I” in case you’re curious. I’m not very good at getting out to services, but have gained great value from The Words therein.

And there you go ~tp, a pretty good idea of what I’m reading. I have lots on my list of to-reads, but those will have to wait a bit. I’ll try to update on my progress once and a while if you’re curious. How about you, any of you, what are you reading…Any new suggestions?


Oh yes and by the way, I don’t grow blueberries…yet… but am seriously considering them and some lingonberries for next year. I have a couple of new beds that I think would be great for them so we’ll have to see. Do you? Where are you located (roughly) and do they do well?

Thanks for being patient with me in waiting for my answers. Renee, I was going to include information on the chicken coops in this post too, but I really want to get a couple of images to illustrate some of the features of it. So, if you can hold on another day, I’ll get those taken and put a detailed post up on it tomorrow.

Till then…



Anonymous said...

Thanks! Can't wait!



Anonymous said...

I'm reading "In Defense of Food" right now and enjoying it quite a bit.

Anonymous said...

I'm reading Animal, Vegetable, Mineral by Barbara Kingsolver right now. Definitely recommend it. Omnivore's Dilemma is next on my list.

Blueberries are a passion of mine. I have 10 bushes. Most are pretty young still, but some day I'll have I'll the blueberries I could ever want.


Robbyn said...

I've read some of those...good list...still haven't read In Defense of Food yet, tho. I have to agree with you on being in the Word. Despite our resolution to find a place to attend services, we're still heavily reliant on curling up here at home and reading aloud to each other. Haven't done the chronological read in a long time, though...we ought to get back to it; there's always something new we see that we somehow missed the time before. Of all our reading, it's that that anchors and sustains our family most consistently :)

Anonymous said...

Crunchy Cons,The book of Romans(from the scriptures), loads of children's books, The Family Meal Table and Hospitality, Hospitality Commands thats all i can think of right now. I love Mother Earth News and Countryside magazines ,also because of my love of food Taste of the South. Yum!
We have a total of 8 blueberry bushes 4 were planted by the previous owners and get lots of shade, we would like to move them. The other 4 my husband and i gave to each other as anniversary gifts. They are planted where there is lots more sun and are doing beautifully!!
What are loganberries???

And thank you for the reading list, gives me *food* for thought about what to read next. I appritiate that!!! tp

han_ysic said...

I am reading Animal Vegetable Miracle, nearly finished, but don't want to return it to the library just yet...
Also I do have blueberry bushes, I put in 3 this year, and they're just starting to grow. I'm very excited about future harvests.

Nate said...

Hi Paul,
I just created a blog list on my blog, and added yours to it. Would you mind returning the favor? www.slcveggies.blogspot.com

And, relative to the post at hand, I loved In Defense of Food. Changed the way I think about what I eat.

Keep up the great work.