Monday, June 21, 2010

New Books

Books are one of my favorite things in the world. I've pared down a lot through the moves but I still love having them. I love the way they feel and the way they look and the way they smell. I don't get the appeal of a Kindle at all. Folks can feel free to save trees by not using paper for stupid stuff like junk mail but lets not stop printing books!

My Amazon order came Saturday. One of the books was for Miss V- Performance Without Pain since she hurt herself dancing a few years ago and hasn't really healed enough to do it again the way she used to. She'll have to review that one. It disappeared into her room.

Of the two books for me, it was hard to decide which to read first: Cold-Smoking & Salt-Curing Meat, Fish, & Game or Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture Radical Homemakers won the toss and I am enthralled. I've never been a big fan of feminism because it seemed anti-kid, anti-man, and anti-home. I like kids (on a case by case basis), men (usually more then women), and home. I don't like the idea that the market economy is the only one that matters. This book so far is all about that! The smoking book is exciting to me because there are no nitrates or nitrites used & as the mom of a kid with cancer I'm kind of paranoid about those but we love our sausages so much.


Mama Temple said...

Let me know about the "Performance without Pain" book for my Miss V... both she and I-Man have recurring foot pain. Now if there were just a book for eliminating Reactivated Epstein Barr.

Laura said...

I want to read radical homemakers too! I feel like we were sold a fake bill of goods sometimes and are paying the price-unhappy over scheduled kids, food thats unhealthy being the mainstay for many families, daycare raised kids who spend more time with caregivers than parents and the like-I think the fruition of the women's movement has not become completely visible and it will become worse before it gets better

Steph said...

You will love it! I am so inspired by the ideas. Dan has devoured "Shopclass as Soulcraft" and I can't wait to read it too. I think it's time for a human movement where we all demand the freedom to live in the way that is best for human beings in mind, soul and body. In the interim it makes it hard for me to be patient in waiting for a house I own, chickens of my own, and sheep. I'll lend you the book just as soon as I finish.