Tuesday, November 15, 2011

reading...

...a bit here and a bit there. Not quite sticking to one book at the moment.
Presently enjoying the following stacked by my bedside table. 

I’m not sure when I’ll get my hands on a good piece of fiction again (suggestions welcome!). I seem to be overwhelmed by the desire to cure, learn and create. Which isn’t all so bad, is it? 

8 comments:

charlotte said...

nourishing traditions sounds interesting. I love a good pile of books!

Chicane Champagne said...

its not fiction but its by one of my fave fiction writers...Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Our Year of Seasonal Eating. But her last work of fiction was also brilliant, The Lacuna. xo

Linda said...

Nourishing Traditions is one of my favourites!
xo xo
Linda

Rochelle's Lenz said...

I love "All Year Around" and I think it is one of those books you must have beside your bed to read just a bit of at a time and then reread too. Just last night I had a giggle at my pile of books on my bedside table about children and learning which is in such complete contrast to my husband who leaps into mysteries. Your pile is much, much tidier than mine!

ruby and levi said...

"A Thousand Splendid Suns" and "The Kite Runner" both by Khaled Hosseini, (beautiful beautiful books) and "The Alchemist" by Paul Coelho. All three brilliant - I read them on a recent holiday and couldn't pull my eyes away for anything!

Oh, and one of my all time faves; The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Might try and get my hands on a couple of the titles in your stack to add to mine! (Currently dipping in and out of Handmade Home and The Creative Family and writing a massive list of projects to get done before christmas!)

Kate said...

I will be interested to hear your take on Nourishing Traditions since you are/were a vegetarian like me. The funny thing is, you can google the Weston A. Price Foundation (where most of the ideas in Nourishing Traditions come from) and there appears to be some controversy and disagreement among experts about the high fat, high animal protein diet advocated in that book. I just bought it a few weeks ago and am still not sure how I feel about everything in there, especially coming from a vegetarian perspective. I have upped my intake of butter and eggs though since I am nursing. Anyway, I just thought the differing viewpoints surrounding that book were interesting!

georgi said...

I agree with the kite runner recommendation. It's beautiful. I have never seen the movie and won't as i loved the book so much.

Also, if you can find 'The 10pm Question" by Kate de Goldi.. She's a New Zealand writer whom I know by association; it's a novel about a family and that's all i'm going to say. Her insights are lovely. I think you'd like it.

xo

Tania said...

I found Nourishing Traditions fascinating and really changed my outlook on meat and dairy products. Meat and dairy have always been in my diet but I almost felt guilty about it as it was contrary to what I was reading everywhere else. I think I might re-read my copy soon.

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