Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday Round Up

We weren't exactly lost, but we also didn't know where we were when we came across Florence Street in Sebastopol. Each yard has a sculpture made from discarded metal, the Organic Farmer being only one of many. It is seriously the happiest street I've ever been on.

None of which has a thing to do with books, or reading books, or reviewing books but diversions are sometimes good. I finished Righteous Porkchop - Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms last night. It was a good one; not for the thin skinned however. The realities of factory farming definitely got under my skin and into my dreams too. And I'd read it again in a second. I didn't want to put it down.

First I'm going to read Tracy Kidder's new book I picked up from the library, Strength In What Remains. I loved his last book, Mountains Beyond Mountains, so much I may be setting myself up for disappointment though.

What's up in the world of diversions and books at your house? Any new ones or old ones you want to share? Let us know.

And if you find yourself in Sebastopol, California, don't miss Florence Street. It's happy.


SusanB said...

I am reading Margaret Atwood's latest, The Year of the Flood, and am really enjoying it.

HumbleVegan said...

I love your little town. I spent 2 months in Santa Rosa back in june/july of this year at the True North Health Center doing a 22 day water only fast. When I got out, hubby and I spent time cruising around Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park and your town. I LUV that part of California!!

Kale for Sale said...

SusanB - I've been curious about Margaret Atwood but have yet to read her work. I'm glad you're enjoying it. There's nothing better.

HumbleVegan - I love it too. Good water and good food. Thanks for the comment.

Donna said...

Glad you found the new Kidder book! I was going to try to remember to tell you about it but forgot. Please do let us know what you think!

Green Bean said...

I just got a copy of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. It's supposed to be a good read so I'll report back in.

Kale for Sale said...

Donna - I'll definitely let you know about the Kidder book. I've yet to pick it up however. I did hear an interview with him this week. He was immediately likable but until he caught his groove he stumbled a bit. So different than his writing and yet made me like him all the more.

Green Bean - Oh, good! A brand new book I've never heard of. Thank goodness I get to learn about new books without having to read every one of them.