Wonder of wonders! A fabulouso used book store recently opened near where I live. They have a great selection of used books & a few new titles, too. They have enough veg cookbooks to have a three shelf section. I'm going there again tomorrow & this time I have some books to trade in. Summer reading: The People's Business: Controlling Corporations and Restoring Democracy by Drutman & Cray > The authors are both affiliated with the Citzen Works Corporate Reform Commission. (www.citizenworks.org) The book discusses the runaway power of corporations & ways We the People can reign in these behemoths. It is an excellent companion book to Thom Hartmann's "Unequal Protection" & David Korten's "When Corporations Rule the World." It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis > This fictional story was published in 1935. It is about the rise of a President who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime & a liberal press. The parallels between the story & what is happening now are interesting. It has been almost a sci-fi type of read. The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri Tepper > A sci-fi tale about women & men in a sort of post-apocalyptic world. This story is a bit more of an uplifting read than "The Handmaid's Tale" which I also recently re-read. The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan > Everyone should read this book. SQL Queries for Mere Mortals by Hernandez & Viescas > Work related, but good.