Non Fiction

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World by Virginia Postrel

When I picked this up, I did not realize how much I will take away from it. The innocuous fabric is actually shown to hold large swatches of history together!The author's attachment to the topic and the level of enthusiasm comes through the pages. The book can get a little heavy from time to time… Continue reading The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World by Virginia Postrel

Non Fiction

Extraordinary Insects by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

This was an eclectic collection of particulars about insects of all types and sizes. The author is well versed in her field, and her joy with the information flows through. It is told simply and in straightforward language, although I was surprised at the number of biblical references in some of the chapters, which did… Continue reading Extraordinary Insects by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

Arts & Crafts& food, Non Fiction

The Zero Waste Garden: Grow what you eat & eat what you grow by Ben Raskin

I picked this up because I have recently started a mini kitchen garden. This was my first spring with the concept, and I have cooked my radishes and zucchini, and this book felt like it came at just the right time!It is a colourful book and helpful to those who are seriously considering reducing their… Continue reading The Zero Waste Garden: Grow what you eat & eat what you grow by Ben Raskin

Arts & Crafts& food, Non Fiction

The Preserving Answer Book: Expert Tips, Techniques, and Best Methods for Preserving All Your Favorite Foods by Sherri Brooks Vinton

This is a comprehensive guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the different types of preserving. It even has a few interesting recipes thrown in.I am mildly interested in the concept of preserving. In India, at least the places I am from, preserving usually means sun dehydrating and pickling using oil, salt, and… Continue reading The Preserving Answer Book: Expert Tips, Techniques, and Best Methods for Preserving All Your Favorite Foods by Sherri Brooks Vinton