Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday Roundup

It's Monday again -- how does it come around so quickly? Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend. I just got back from a lovely time -- my husband and I went to Hood River (Oregon) and took the fruit blossom train on Sunday. It was perfect except that the trees won't blossom for about another two weeks.

I've been very busy this past month preparing my book to go to print and so I've not done much reading (well, except for numerous books on firemen and astronauts which I've read to my 4-year-old son). However, I finished Green Collar Economy a while back and will post a review later this week. I read it after winning a give-away on this very blog. You know, we should do that again sometime. :)

What about you? Read any good books lately? And are the fruit trees in blossom where you live?

7 comments:

Beany said...

I'm taking a break from reading books based on environmental issues. As they've been depressing me.

But I have been reading "Getting a Life", and one of the ideas I read about last night was on the Green Triangle. The points of the triangle are environment, health and money. So, Anytime you do something beneficial for one of them, you will almost inevitably also do something beneficial for the other two - whether you're hoping to or not.

SusanB said...

I haven't been too much reading recently -- too much work, gardening, and too long delayed chores -- but last weekend was my town yardsale. For a quarter, I picked up a copy of Krakatoa (about the huge Indonesian volcanic explosion of the nineteenth (?) century and its effect on the world. So it's a green book (used) and about the environment too, and can't beat the price. Don't know how it affects my health (i.e. green triangle, cool idea). I'm really looking forward to reading it.
I also picked up new but on clearance a Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Gardening, and while this is not about organic gardening, it is really great with lots of illustrations about how to care for just about any plant that might come into your yard, with an appendix of pests and diseases. Great if you don't have your own master gardener on staff.

Donna said...

Beany: That green triangle is a really interesting concept. I can see how it would apply with the exception that it's cheaper to eat poorly than to eat healthy. I may have to check out that book, though.

SusanB: I read Krakatoa a couple years back. If my memory is correct, it was loaded with really fascinating stuff, but you had to dig through really boring stuff to get to it. I think that's the book. :) Anyway, please do report back on it. I think I was really glad I read it but wished it was half as long.

Thanks for the tip on the gardening book too!

kale for sale said...

The only green book news I have to report is that Michael Pollan is going on a speaking tour across the country with the paper back edition of his book, In Defense of Food. I'm hoping to see him in June in San Francisco. It's been awhile.

Heather @ SGF said...

Just finished and reviewed a new book...

http://simple-green-frugal.blogspot.com/2009/04/new-farmers-market-book-review.html

Donna said...

kale: Lucky you! Wish I could come, too!

Heather: Just read your review and it looks really interesting. You should post it here, too. :)

Heather @ SGF said...

Donna - I didn't even think of doing more than one for my week. I'll repost. I have another goodie planned for my week too :)