My life is so busy, I never seem to find the time to read full novels. I have found that books that are either a) reference or b) short stories are my kind of read at this point. I often go to the library to get out books on homesteading, gardening, and general ‘green’ books. This is extremely helpful in finding books that I would actually want to read and also weeding out ones that aren’t what I am looking for. My problem is that since I have limited time to read them, I often don’t get through them in the 2 week period I’m allowed to have them out. Also, many of these reference style books are much more helpful to just have around the house so I can refer to them as I need some guidance.
I took a picture of some books I have out from the library and some that I have actually purchased. The top ones are ones I have from the library. Some are better than others. I am definitely going to buy ‘Homesteading’, ‘The Urban Homestead’ and “Your Farm in the City’. In many way, these overlap in content but each one is helpful so I’m ok with a little duplication. Mike got me the ones below and ‘Self Sufficiency in the 21st Century’ is excellent. I would highly recommend it for anyone trying to completely transform their home into a homestead.