Thursday, July 3, 2014

Book Beginning: Boom, Bust, Boom by Bill Carter

Book Beginnings on Fridays is up on Thursday this week since tomorrow is Independent Day.
Everyone has time to post early before the long holiday weekend!

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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Every spring I plant a garden, a small but noble pursuit. Small in the sense that there are many more important items on the daily calendar of our lives, but noble because each step of self-sustainability has a lovely feeling of beating the ever-invasive food industry at its own game.
-- Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal that Runs the World, by Bill Carter

Boom, Bust, Boom is the history and legacy of a ubiquitous product told by a journalist who knows how to tell a story.  The beginning leaves me curious because I don't know what the "ever-invasive food industry" has to do with copper, but if copper really is "the metal that runs the world," I think I am going to find out.

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