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 thoughts on “Book Club News!”

  1. Headed to my U library to check it out today, but would love a copy of my own to make notes in/highlight/otherwise mark up!!!

  2. Eager to begin reading, I tried to get the book from my library. Even through our usually excellent interlibrary loan program, it wasn't available. How exciting that the publisher is donating some copies to your project!

  3. Yes please! I'd love a copy so I can follow along with the discussion!

    Thanks for all that you do.


  4. i would love this book and so would my Nook, I have always wanted to be a part of a book club!

  5. How nice, I would love a copy of my own. I try to make my kids lunches healthy, enjoyable and looking good. Would love some new ideas.

  6. This sounds like a book worth reading. I will try to find it in my library. Do you know if it is published in audio form? I like to listen to books while I am driving to and from work.

  7. I'd really love a copy! I am an out-of-school social scientist dying to get my hands on this book : )

  8. The book is not yet in our library system, so it's pretty awesome that you're giving some away =) Either way, I'd love to read it at some point…it's on my list!

  9. As both a parent with a child in the public school system and a child care provider that aims to provide nutritious, varied meals, I would love to have a copy of this book on hand.

  10. Cool! I want in on this! Although I think I've only commented once or twice I follow your blog regularly – great stuff here, I think you are doing a really good thing 🙂

  11. I've been meaning to join a book club but don't have time in my schedule to actually venture out, so an online book club would be great! Thanks!

  12. I would love to win this…My local library doesn't have the book yet so it would be great to have a copy. Wishing myself some luck! Happy New Year Mrs. Q!

  13. Would love to win a copy, but will pick up anyway as it sounds like a fascinating read.

  14. I would love a copy! I haven't read the post about the book club yet, but if I can find the time to read along, I will!

  15. i have read some of Poppendieck's other work for a class, and Free for All is currently required reading for a class i am enrolled in right now. i am looking forward to reading it!

  16. Sounds like an interesting book. Going to add it to my library list, but would love to have one to share with others as well

  17. Thanks, Mrs. Q! I'd love a copy. (If I don't win, I might buy the Kindle edition to read on my iPad.)

  18. Count me in if you're shipping to Europe! Otherwise I'll start looking for the book in my local library so that I can read along with you all.

  19. Looking forward to participating in this! If I don't win a copy, I plan to pre-order from Amazon, definitely want my own copy to mark up!

  20. Oh, I'd love to read this! And even though I live in a college town of approximately 90,000, our library doesn't have a copy. I'd love to win a copy!

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