Are you joining the countywide reading experience this year? The book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has been chosen by the Chas. County Public Library as its second annual One Book Chas. County initiative, which begins on Sept.11th. Perfect choice- I downloaded it to my Kindle and have not been able to stop reading since. The story, which describes the damage done to one NYC family by the 9/11 attack is like a crack in the windshield....it keeps growing, spreading, destroying....I'm spellbound and heartbroken at the same time.
The College of Charleston had picked a non-fiction book by the same author, Jonathan Safran Foer, for The College Reads. Eating Animals explores food production. I have not started it yet, but have downloaded it, as well. The college will follow this up with a series of speakers on the topic- the most exciting to me will be Temple Grandin on Nov.27th, a pioneer in ethical livestock treatment at the slaughterhouse level and expert on animal behavior. Stay tuned....I was once a vegetarian and wonder what this will do to my eating habits...hope it doesn't make me just order the salad at Halls Chophouse.