If you haven’t read this yet, this will explain a little about my bibliophilia.
A disclaimer first. I have spent a considerable amount of time attempting to embed Amazon links into this post and have not figured it out yet. Will figure it out by next week, I promise.
This week I’m reading:
(1)Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology by Eric Brende
The premise is a gentleman and his new wife who decide to live an entire year without electricity. In the light of the economy, and some things Ive been looking at, off grid living and more self-sufficiency have been high on my to-look into list, as well as my husband’s. I actually started to read this book awhile back, but for some reason (which I can’t remember) I didn’t finish it. In a different life place now and I’m finding it interesting. Only on page 30 right now, but so far I find it intriguing. Will give a better overview once I’m finished.
(2) Surviving Off Off-Grid: Decolonizing the Industrial Mind by Michael Bunker
This is a new release book which I am really trying to wrap my mind around. It explains how being on-grid has trapped us in a way. It goes way beyond that, but its the easiest way to explain it. I think this is a really hard read, because it threatens all that we’ve believed to be true our whole lives. I think we as a society need to be challenged in this way. What each individual and family chooses to do with that is up to them, but to not even explore the option is not an option to me. Once I have finished the book entirely, I plan to devote an entire post of it’s own. Definitely worth checking out.
(3)Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Healthby Rosemary Gladstar
Herbalism is something I have been interested in for awhile. I have several friends who are far more into this journey than I, and I’m not sure how far I plan to go, but how will I know unless I explore? So far I really enjoy this book, it’s not overly complicated and doesn’t go too far into new age philosophy.
I hope this has given you an idea of what I’m reading. I’m discovering I will probably need to adapt and change this, but this will at least give you some ideas. Would love to hear your comments.