We're nearly half way through June, our second month of Bookworming.
I finished Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility in the beginning of the month. As I wrote earlier, the book, in some ways, reads more like a series of articles than a cohesive book. It leaps from destroying the Amazon, to debunking the environmental justice movement, to promoting the creation of a green movement reminiscent of Evangelical churches. While I strongly agreed with certain chapters and doubted others, overall the book was powerful and positive. I closed the cover clamoring for investments in renewable energy, accepting that we must adjust rather than revel in nostalgia, and shifting strategies for my local green groups. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone frustrated by lack of environmental political progress over the past few decades. It will inspire and instruct you.
Because I was reluctant to let go of the optimistic afterglow of my last two books, Break Through and Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle, I ditched plans to read Deep Economy, The Long Emergency and, based on a bookworm's review, Farewell My Subaru. I now find myself immersed in Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash - a book that is, amazingly, entertaining and educational as it delves into our refuse. I'll report back on junk in the garage man's trunk later this month.
How are all of you bookworms doing? Loving or loathing your books? Please share your thoughts here. If you've posted a review and I haven't linked to it yet (see my sidebar), please leave me a comment so I can get all the reviews in one place. Happy reading.