Thursday, January 14, 2010

Let's Get the Discussion Started!


I hope you're enjoying January's Featured Book of the Month, Farewell, My Subaru by Doug Fine. I'm sure you have lots of thoughts about the book, so let's get the discussion started!

-What do you like about the book? What don't you like?
-What steps have you taken to lead a greener lifestyle? Would you go as far as raising goats and driving a ROAT (Ridiculously Oversized American Truck) powered by vegetable oil?
-Do you think it's really possible to live a green lifestyle without giving up your modern conveniences? Why or why not?

3 comments:

Jan said...

Thanks for selecting this book to be featured. I am almost finished reading it and wanted to say that it's a very enjoyable and humorous book, with great recipes, great resources for greener living, and encouraging stories for those of us faced with the same big box store, made in China, petroleum based, connecting with our carbon footprint dilemmas. I have heard many young friends wish to simplify and connect in the way that Doug Fine describes. For myself, I now feel some deeper understanding of raising chickens and goats, competing with wildlife for food, vegetable oil fuel issues, and getting off the grid by using alternative/solar energy, as well as lesser appreciated rural American values and the rural/urban disconnect.

Jan said...

Thanks for selecting this book to be featured. I am almost finished reading it and wanted to say that it's a very enjoyable and humorous book, with great recipes, great resources for greener living, and encouraging stories for those of us faced with the same big box store, made in China, petroleum based, connecting with our carbon footprint dilemmas. I have heard many young friends wish to simplify and connect in the way that Doug Fine describes. For myself, I now feel some deeper understanding of raising chickens and goats, competing with wildlife for food, vegetable oil fuel issues, and getting off the grid by using alternative/solar energy, as well as lesser appreciated rural American values and the rural/urban disconnect.

Amy said...

Loved this book! While most city-folk can't do some of the things Fine did to make his life better, it opens minds to things they can do. Just being aware is the answer. I so appreciate that he mentioned the best thing that he accomplished by this "experiment"--he found that he was happier living this way!