Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Books of 2009

I didn't do as much reading as I would have liked in 2009. I completely skipped four of my bookclub books. Three great ones that I began, I never finished. I don't know what my deal was. I almost read 10 books (I vow to finish the three I started last year and didn't finish by this March). I only made three New Year's Resolutions this year (trying to be practical), they are less vague than my usual "Read more, Be healthier", etc., and one of them is to read 15 books this year. Totally manageable.

Here's what I read in 2009:
Early Start Potty Training
Eat This Not That
Book of A Thousand Days
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Organic Gardening in the American West
The Shack
Utah's National Parks

More than halfway through:
Shadow of the Wind
Kabul Beauty School
Three Cups of Tea

Strangely, the ones I didn't finish were actually the best. I just got started on other things, the next bookclub book, got distracted, or totally forgot about it after a period away. Before Elora was born I never left a book unfinished.

I highly recommend Book of A Thousand Days by Shannon Hale as a fun, quick read for anyone over age 12.

I recommend Animal, Vegetable, Miracle to everyone over age 14. I wish I could say one of my other resolutions was to become a full locavore, but I haven't quite gotten there yet. I do plan to do a bigger and better garden this year and to actually do some canning for the first time though.

This is the Vegeannual. It shows what produce is in season when. AVM says we need to get back in touch with the earth, with the growing seasons, with our food. I agree.

1 comment:

ImplausibleYarn said...

I love Barbara Kingsolver's writing and I loved Animal, vegetable miracle. It made me want to pack my bags and move to Virginia and start a farm.