Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sustainable Bookshelf: The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

Some books are for pleasure reading only, but the purpose of my Sustainable Bookshelf recommendations is to give you an idea about the books I want to have around, in hard copy, just in case some emergency required us to get back to basics a little more quickly than we intend.  Luckily, The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It is both.

This beautiful book literally functions as a coffee-table book for me, not only because the illustrations are beautiful and plentiful, but because, combined with the text, they give all the basic information one needs to feed oneself, maintain one's home and environment, and generally enjoy life.

The book is divided into short sections that each treat a single project, like jam-making, that one might want to tackle to live in a sustainable manner.  The illustrations perfectly compliment the copy, giving you all the views you need when attempting a project unfamiliar to you.  (This is true of most of the DK books out there, so kudos to this publisher!)

I really recommend the purchase of this beautiful book.  It is a joy to read, and it is nice to have around when adding new projects to your sustainable living routine.

(Note:  the above is an affiliate link, which constitutes the only pay I get for this review.  Click on it to purchase if you want to support FC&G, or check out a local bookseller -- they'd appreciate your support!)

Special offer from Carrot Creations!  I am so sick of spring rain and 42 degrees, I am holding a sale.  If you would like a beat-the-blues pair of cozy fleece socks, a pair of kicky yoga socks, or any other sustainable living item from our Etsy store, use the code RAINSTINKS for an extra 10% off your order!  This offer is good through May 31, 2011.
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