Five Things I'm Reading Now

My Generation

Books and links, books and links. Windows to the past, clarity for the present.

Published on: November 5, 2013

1. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, by Anna Quindlen. It is a rare writer who can make you love her writing, even when you disagree with virtually all of her basic tenants on life. Quindlen communicates the human experience like no other writer of our time. In my opinion.

2. Tribes, by Seth Godin. Who do we follow and why?

Image design by Erin Ehnle, Keeping It Real: Through the Lens of a Farm Girl. She is talented and wonderful!
Image design by Erin Ehnle, Keeping It Real: Through the Lens of a Farm Girl. She is talented and wonderful!

3. How Michael Pollan Misuses Journalist Power. Enough said. But if anything has ever made you angry about the GMO debate, this may top it.

4. Little House on the Prairie, with my littlest. It's a classic. It makes us imagine. And think. And be grateful for indoor plumbing and carpet and glass windows.

5. Motherless Daughters, by Hope Edelman. Insight. And a look at how present-day relationships are defined by past losses.

 {What are you reading? Let me know...always looking for a good read!}


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  1. Dawn says:

    Just finished "The Telling Room" by Michael Paterniti. Great read, and despite the cover, not so much about cheese as it is about how life stories and how we live them out. Browsing my way through Barbara Damerosch and Eliot Coleman's new book " Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook" - the first half is all gardening, the second half is all recipes, and the pictures throughout are of their "home" garden, which is beautiful.

    • Holly Spangler says:

      Adding that one to my list - thank you!

  2. Crystal Cattle of www.crystalcattle.com says:

    I used to love Little House on the Prairie. I have read the whole series and I think my mom has my old books somewhere. I don't know if I want to get angry right now, but I made have to look up the How Michael Pollan Misuses Journalist Power. www.crystalcattle.com

    • Holly Spangler says:

      I know. You have to brace yourself for certain types of reading, and especially anything with a headline like that. You should definitely dig out those old Little Houses! I've been surprised at how much I remembered from them - and how much I'd forgotten.