Book Club News!

The publisher of Free for All: Fixing School Food in America contacted me right after I posted about starting up the book club and offered to giveaway five copies to readers of the blog! How cool.

Like I posted last week, we’re going to spend most of January acquiring the book (through the library, bookstore, online, or the giveaway) and starting to read it. Moving into February, I’ll start posting discussion questions, to keep us going. Word of warning: this is not light reading. Janet Poppendieck must have researched and written for years to compile and organize the information for the book. The only time I find to read is at night, before bed. I’m going to put a highlighter on the bedside table so I can keep track of all of her quotes, statistics, and other information.

If you want to enter the giveaway and read along, please comment below by Friday January 7th! I’ll choose winners using random number generator.

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122 Responses to Book Club News!

  1. Another Josh January 4, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    I'll try to read it this month, will be more likely to if I win a copy. 🙂

  2. HollyCook January 5, 2011 at 2:19 am #

    Thanks for doing this. I love the book group idea. And I'd love a copy of this book!

  3. Dana January 5, 2011 at 3:07 am #

    would love a copy! started reading free for all a year ago and had to return to the library before i could finish 🙁

  4. Felisha January 5, 2011 at 3:56 am #

    Sounds great!

  5. Ariel from My Life on the Dole Blog January 5, 2011 at 4:38 am #

    Would love a copy! I can't buy it right now. Not enough funds. My library does not have a copy either. 🙁 Maybe I'll get lucky & win a copy. Thanks!

  6. v January 5, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    Great give-away! Good luck with the book club.

  7. Penny January 5, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    I'd love to win a copy. Sadly, our library doesn't have it and they can't even get it on loan from another local one. Maybe I'll win my own copy 🙂 Can't wait for the book club to start! TheKitchenZombie(AT)aol(DOT)com

  8. momof8 January 5, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    I would love some new ideas for school lunch! Our school doesn't have a hot lunch program, and it gets hard trying to come up with ideas!

  9. Kaity January 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    I'd love to get in on this! I work for a community garden initiative in Southwestern Ohio and am looking for ways to get more fresh produce into local schools. This sounds right up my alley!

  10. Leah January 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    Sounds like an interesting read. I'd love to win a copy and read along and discuss.

  11. Cait January 6, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    That looks like a really interesting book….thanks for the opportunity!

  12. Adryn Jester January 7, 2011 at 1:36 am #

    I would love to read this! We have already excluded high fructose corn syrup from our kids diet, and they seem to be doing great! I would love to be 'all natural' if possible…

    Adryn Jester

  13. JLGB January 7, 2011 at 2:50 am #

    I was planning to head to the library to join in, but wouldn't mind my own copy!

  14. Amanda A. January 7, 2011 at 6:00 am #

    This future teacher (I'll graduate in February) is super interested in school food and how it relates to student classroom performance. I love your blog and I'd love this book!

  15. Guatemama2000 January 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    I doubt my local library will have a copy, so here's hoping my number comes up! :o)

  16. Brenna January 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    I would love a copy!

  17. Kara January 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    I love your blog and would love a copy of this book!

  18. UNCOVERINGTHEREALme January 7, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    I want in on the book club!

  19. Amie January 7, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    I would love a copy – my library doesn't have it yet. This would save me from having to order it!

  20. Amy S January 8, 2011 at 3:29 am #

    I would love to read this. I just spent the past week reading your blog from the beginning (very cool to see your journey from the beginning.) It made me realize that we have it pretty good in our school (our cafeterias cook mostly from scratch and we even have recess every day and PE 3-4 times a week!) But, there is always room for improvement so I would love to read about what I can do to make things even better.

  21. Mrs. Q January 8, 2011 at 4:41 am #

    Thanks to everyone who entered!! I'm going to close comments and announce the winners on MONDAY!!

  22. spartygrl13 January 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    I love following your blog and would love to have a copy of this book to read!!!

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