The Purpose of Rural Reads

The purpose of this site is to offer a place for friends and colleagues interested in farming to post short book reviews.  Whenever we get together, titles are mentioned, pencils scrambled for.  There is evidently a wonderful range of books read that some would like to pass on and others take in.  Here’s your chance.  The categories at the onset are History, Memoir, Textbook, Practical Manuals,  Journalistic and Scholarly Studies, Novels & Poems,  Manifestos & Philosophies.  The only rule is that postings represent a thoughtful reaction to books you have actually read.   If you wish to respond to a review, do so only after yourself reading the book and adding your own review.  Let’s have real engagement and substance.  ( The editor will excise entries such as “This looks like it might be good”,  or comments like “Great book, Dude!” )  Also, in each review or response, give  name and e mail of the contributor.  I look forward to your entries.   Chip Planck.