winter reading

my bookshelf

Here is my bookshelf. I bought most of these back in the fall when it started to look like winter was coming after all.

Unfortunately, I’m an incredibly slow reader. I pick up a book and by the time I figure out where I left off, I fall asleep. I’ve been reading Micheal Pollen’s Omnivore’s Dilemma” forever now. It seems a steamy romantic novel should follow this…. Don’t see any of those on this shelf. Oh well. Not sure which I will pick up next.

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  • OOOHHH! Read Animal, Vegitable, Miracle next! It is a great book.


  • The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible is one of my favorites – my copy has seen a lot of abuse!

  • I’d be interested to hear other gardening book recommendations!


  • Well, I have already read Animal Vegetable. Very good (at putting me to sleep at night). (It actually seemed like a lecture on stuff I didn’t really need to hear about – not sure why I felt this way…. I was hoping for more of a gardening story than opinions.)

    Gardeners Bible is super. Lots of fantastic info. I have a thing about tabulated garden info. I LOVE it!

    My favorite book is not on my shelf, because I can’t seem to find it. Great Garden Companions by Sarah Jean Cunningham. An excellent book!

  • It took me weeks to get through Pollan’s “Farmer in Chief” article. I found his Bill Moyer’s interview more interesting.

  • I found Animal, Vegetable, Miracle to be pretty exasperating, too. So preachy! And I say this as someone who’s already a member of the damn choir.

    Love the Martini book’s prominent placement.

  • Have you read Joan Dye Gussow’s This Organic Life? She is pretty wonderful. Anything written by Michael Pollan is excellent. I didnt care for Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable etc —boring and self congratulatory (but then that is probably how I sound about MY garden).

  • Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll check out Gussow’s This Organic Life. I also printed out the Moyer-Pollen interview to read someday.

    I hear we have some winter weather coming. I’ll just sit in my chair by the fire and read…. wishful thinking


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