Monday, June 9, 2008

I'm Still A Bookworm

Which is Better Than Being a Tapeworm

June is shaping up to be a pretty crazy time here at Casa Burban, what with adjusting to the kids being out of school, birthdays galore, Ren Faire season gearing up, swim lessons starting and me approaching my bloggiversary. I'm going to be super-duper-ultra-extra-deluxe busy this month, so I decided to limit myself to just one challenge. And since I'm also a super-duper-ultra-extra-deluxe lazy slug, I chose Green Bean's I'm Still A Bookworm Challenge.

I thoroughly enjoyed last month's Be A Bookworm Challenge where I read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I've stolen some cool ideas from the book for use here :-).

This month, however, I'll be shifting gears from increasing local food consumption to limiting personal consumption as I read David Wann's Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle. I'm hoping it's not like Affluenza, which, in my opinion, went a little overboard with the cheesy influenza comparisons. Actually, I'm hoping it has more insight and new ideas, something along the lines of Deep Economy by Bill McKibben.

Once again, Green Bean, thanks for the great challenge! I'm off to go read a chapter right now!


Wendy said...

I'm reading the same book. I'll look forward to reading your review.

Green Bean said...

I don't think you'll find SP overly into the influenza methaphor. I have to warn you it is a little like talking to an aging hippie - not a bad thing! - but the book has left me with a positive afterglow for over a month now. Hope it does the same for you.

arduous said...

I am currently taking a break from the green reads and reading a book about a serial killer. Once I'm done with that, I'm going back to Deep Economy and Commonwealth.

Looking forward to hearing what you think of Simple Prosperity. I didn't read Affluenza mostly because I read a lot of bad reviews, and I kinda felt like I didn't really need the information. But Simple Prosperity does sound better.