Thursday, June 26, 2008
Have you read .....?
Last month Green Bean asked if anyone wanted to continue her Bookworm Challenge to read and review an ecologically relevant book for a second month. I had no idea that when I answered, I could do this every month, she would take me up on it.
I'm glad she did. I love talking about books but these days find my closest friends don't share the same enthusiasm to read about gmo seeds or the rapid depletion of the oceans. It's all I can do to not tap other bus passengers on the shoulder and read them a passage about salmon farming or the collapse of cod populations as we head home from work. I want to talk about what I'm reading, gather other viewpoints to expand my own. They want to sleep.
Green Bean's original challenge though, with every one's participation, has cultivated the space for all of us to tap our neighbors on the shoulder, to jump up and down about what we're reading or huddle up and cry and know that we aren't alone (check out that side bar). There are some hard reads in our library but they are balanced by inspiring and informative books too.
I've been reading through the reviews and found thoughtful, thought provoking and stunning reviews. People I would like to sit next to on the bus and have tap me on the shoulder.
How do you generally share the information you read?
Do you belong to a green book group?
Do you only talk about what you're reading if you are sure the other person is interested?
Do you stand on the book like a soap box and preach about it?
Do you hit people over the head with the book until they agree to read it?
Do you buy ten copies of your favorite book and gift it for every conceivable occasion?
Do you bring the subject of your latest ecological read up lightly and let it go if the other person isn't interested?
Do you tap strangers on the shoulder?
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