Thank you again to everyone who participated in the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club for January. Are you ready for a completely different type of gardening book for February?
I hope so, because that’s what we have with Two Gardeners: Katharine S. White and Elizabeth Lawrence – A Friendship in Letters edited by Emily Herring Wilson. (Click here for Powell’s instead of Amazon.)
A few days ago, Collen at In the Garden Online wrote the following about the book:
“Whoever suggested Two Gardeners for the Book Club deserves either a great big hug or a stern finger wagging. A hug because I’ve never read a book of letters, and I absolutely loved this one. I literally could not put it down—better than any novel I’ve read recently. A stern finger wagging because while reading it, I found myself tearing up and even crying….over a gardening book! Granted, not your typical gardening book, but still…. I’ll go for the hug, because this book has changed the way I look at this whole blogging thing….more about that in my actual book club post later on. I want to re-read parts of the book again.”
Though I’ve been making the final selection each month, I do so with input from any one willing to make a suggestion, so I looked back through all the comments and I believe we have Tracy (Outside) to thank for suggesting this one. Thank you, Tracy!
And what should you do if you can’t get a copy of this book or have no time to read it? You can still participate by writing a post about any book written by either Katharine S. White or Elizabeth Lawrence. Don’t have access to any of their books? Well, you really should read a book to participate in a book club, but I can see where for some gardeners, February is a busy month. So, in keeping with the theme, two gardeners, you could also write about another gardener who you’ve exchanged ideas with over the years, even if not by letters.
The official club post will be posted February 28th, to provide as much time as possible for people to read the book and post their thoughts on their own blog. Just leave me a comment or an email (see the sidebar) when your post is ready.
Happy Reading, stay warm in this winter and…
(Oh, and one more thing, I’m getting ready to announce the March selection, but am having trouble making up my mind. If you want to weigh in, send me an email, I’ll send you info on the two finalists, and you can give me your input.)