Friday, May 23, 2008
Bookshelf: Green Thoughts
I picked up Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden by Eleanor Perenyi this winter at our local public library's used book store (one of my favorite places -- Skye calls it my obsession). I didn't expect to like it once I began reading it, although gardening essay collections are easy for me to lose myself in. After all, it is in alphabetical order -- not a good sign when it comes to essays. First published in 1981, it is a simply delightful collection of gardening essays by a gifted writer and passionate gardener. I've been reading it for pleasure, but I think I'll reread parts of it with a pencil in hand -- for taking notes. Eleanor Perenyi has much wisdom to share, and I take wisdom wherever I find it.