Monday, February 2, 2009

Book list for January 2009

Applehof, Mary. Worms Eat My Garbage. Kalamazoo: Flower Press, 2nd ed. 1997*
So. Not to gross you out, but I've been trying to compost since this summer, and I've had worms in there too. This went on in the storage closet outside. And then there were some grubworm problems. It was disgusting. And then I read in this helpful little book that people with asthma shouldn't really be trying to compost anyway because of the accompanying mold. Well...fine. After reading this, I know a whole lot about vermiposting and why it's not really for me. At least for right now.

Byatt, A.S. A Whistling Woman. New York: Knopf, 2002.*
This is my tenth A. S. Byatt book! She's so great. She believes in happy endings.

Fowles, John. The French Lieutenant's Woman. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1969.
Eh. I liked it. I read it. I wasn't impressed by it. I couldn't suspend my disbelief. It was still pretty good and I'm glad I read it.

Goldsmith, Sheherazade, ed. A Slice of Organic Life. New York: DK Publishing, 2007*
This is (very clearly) an overview. Anyone who would try to use this as an actual guide would be in deep, organic hog poop. Cody picked it up on a whim at the library. Some parts of it were pretty informative (have a windowsill herb garden) and other parts were ridiculous (why not raise geese?). My favorite parts were the pictures: beautiful, sunshiny, harvesty pictures of things you can grow and raise and preserve. I read this during December and Janurary. It will have to hold me over until springtime.