Once again it’s Monday and I finished Novella Carpenter’s Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer over the weekend. The review is typed up and I’ll be posting it tomorrow. I’ve decided I need to get better at spacing my reviews out over regular intervals rather than in random clumps. I loved this book. So much that I’ll say it again – I loved this book! But more on that tomorrow.
For anyone who missed it, I reviewed Michael Pollan’s book Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education last week. I’m not sure how the book was conceived, but it reads more like a journal than a book on gardening. There’s something about his style of writing that reminds me of Thoreau or May Sarton’s Journal of a Solitude. It was my first time reading Pollan and he definitely doesn’t disappoint – which is pretty amazing considering all the hype surrounding him.
What’s the link, besides growing stuff, the use of colons and emphasis on “education” in both titles? Novella Carpenter was Michael Pollan’s student at Berkley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
It’s the last week of January, and by rights the last week of my month of gardening books. But I’m not quite finished. There’s still one or two stragglers on the list I’d like to share. So I’ve decided to extend the celebration into the first week of February (what the heck – it’s a short month anyway) so I can get to a book by Gertrude Jekyll I wanted to include.
So please check back in… and don’t forget to stop by J. Kaye’s to find out what everyone else has been reading.