Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The GNB Progressive Reading Room

Thinking about rolling out a weekly or bi-weekly reading post. Sharing mostly progressive, or political titles with a little "just for fun" sprinkled in. What are you reading lately? Recommendations? (My to be read stack is huge.) Here's a few;

My Bookgroup just finished and discussed "The Ominvore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan. I highly recommend it. Not quite as approachable as "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Kingsolver, but really quite fascinating and thought provoking. The highlight of the book discussion was one woman who said she had not even realized how much she had come to depend on convienience store food and packaged goods. Because of the book she had started cooking again for the first time in years, and was loving it. That is a pretty good endorsement I think.

In the Progressive blogger-writer world, some of our own have had successful book launches recently. Including a few who used the new technology at Facebook to create and build interest in their book releases.

"The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington" by David Sirota

"Outright Barbarous: How the Violent Language of the Right Poisons American Democracy" by the Frame Shop guru, Jeffrey Feldman.

"Free Ride: John McCain and the Media" by David Brock and Paul Weldman. Important as we head into the general for sure!

Your turn. What's on your TBR pile? What are you reading now? What has caught your eye at the local bookstore? Do you have a local bookstore? You get the gist.