Tuesday, June 24, 2014
A Pleasant Surprise
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
By: Barbara Kingsolver
Genre: adult nonfiction
3 out of 5
I read this book only to help a co-worker with her new garden book club. We both thought I would hate it. I have never gardened and don’t particularly enjoy the task. Plus, I am aware I am not as health food conscious as I should be. I did hate it at the beginning but not because of the reasons I thought. I felt Kingsolver’s voice came across as conceited and she often made snide remarks directed to those readers that don’t have her same beliefs. However, I ended up being pleasantly surprised by this book. As I read on I learned a lot and she seemed to cool her opinions quite a bit. I look forward to trying most of her recipes. My favorite section of her book was Camille’s (her oldest daughter) journal entries. She provided great insight to her feelings on the new way of living her family was attempting. The entire family admitted it was very time consuming and sometimes hard to avoid their favorite food. In the end, I was inspired.
Here is a picture of my copy after I read it and took notes: