Tuesday, July 7, 2015

What did you think of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver?

It's time to share your thoughts and opinions about our latest book: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver.

We will meet this coming Monday, July 13, at Noon at DCLC to discuss this book and to distribute our upcoming title Good Morning, Beautiful Business, by Judy Wicks.

SPOILER ALERT: Comments below may contain spoilers.

1 comment:

  1. This was the second read for me of this book. It kind of dragged on and on but there were times I was teary eyed. She is a gifted writer and conveyed a lot of useful info. Another documentary I would recommend is called "A seat at the table," which is about people of all means who don't have enough to eat in the U.S. Also people with less money for food tend to be obese because of what they use their money to buy, perhaps to feel full. Shopping at farmer's markets or shopping organic, which i try to do is more expensive than the grocery store, but the interaction with farmers is great. Kingsolver's book did remind me of the Canadian series "The 100 mile challenge," which was fun to watch and those people had it harder because they gave up coffee, beer and wine, which I could not do. Being a member of a CSA (Red Hill farm) does discipline me to cook from what I have vs. going to store to get what I need for a recipe or meal idea. Also when doing "u pick" I do feel how it must be like to be a farmworker--no wonder raspberries cost so much, so hard to pick in hot weather with their thorns. My favorite line in the book was the one about Kingsolver being a real housewife because she makes her own cheese. An admirable but time consuming lifestyle.


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