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Gene Everlasting: HOMEGROWN Book Club


Gene Everlasting: HOMEGROWN Book Club

This book club has now concluded. Want to read another book as a group? Send HOMEGROWN flock tender Jennifer your suggestions—or simply start one yourself! HOMEGROWN is yours to mold!

Starting in March, HOMEGROWN will be reading Gene Everlasting, the new book by Ohio's most beloved contrarian farmer, Gene Logsdon. We’ll decide together how much to read on a week-by-week basis, and we’ll start a new discussion each week to post thoughts, comments, rants, tears, and cheers. And congrats to Cynthia and Lauren, winners of HOMEGROWN’s giveaway!

Sparkling conversation, stimulating reading, HOMEGROWN togetherness: What’s not to love? Join the group then post a comment below and introduce yourself. Welcome!

Members: 5
Latest Activity: Apr 15, 2014

HOMEGROWN Discussions

Week 4: Chapters 19-21 2 Replies

Wow. What an incredible book. Gene Everlasting has definitely got me thinking a lot. In a strange way, reading this book about life, death, immortality, and the great beyond has comforted me. I loved…Continue

Started by Cynthia Skelton. Last reply by Tara Lehner Apr 15, 2014.

Week 3: Chapters 11 through 18 3 Replies

I have a confession to make: On top of being slow to post, I only made it through chapter 17—and after flipping forward a few pages, I have a sneaking suspicion that chapter 18 might be some of the…Continue

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by Jennifer Apr 10, 2014.

Week 2, Chapters 5-10 7 Replies

For this week's reading, I really enjoyed how Gene transitioned from the chapter on his mother's death to the Marble Orchards.  I've toured some cemeteries and have always felt them to be very…Continue

Started by Tara Lehner. Last reply by Tara Lehner Mar 29, 2014.

Week One: Chapters 1-4 5 Replies

Good morning, everyone!  For our first week of reading Gene Everlasting, we read the first four chapters. A few sections in particular stuck out to me:Sitting  in my garden, almost too weak to reach…Continue

Started by Cynthia Skelton. Last reply by Lauren Klouda Mar 24, 2014.

Comment Wall

Comment by Jennifer on February 26, 2014 at 2:18pm

Jennifer here. Can't wait to get started, especially after reading Cynthia and Lauren's inspiring comments!

Comment by Cynthia Skelton on February 26, 2014 at 7:59pm

Cynthia here. I'm very excited about this book! Gene Logsdon is such a source of inspiration.

Comment by Lauren Klouda on February 27, 2014 at 12:26am

Hi! Lauren checking in. I can't wait to dive into this book and be inspired! Really looking forward to hearing other's thoughts on the book as well. 

Comment by Cynthia Skelton on February 28, 2014 at 7:06pm

I received my book in the mail today. Thank you so much! I'm so excited to read it!

Comment by Lauren Klouda on February 28, 2014 at 11:20pm

I got mine today as well! High five! 

Comment by Cynthia Skelton on April 8, 2014 at 6:39pm

I'm okay with finishing up the book on April 14. I can head up the discussion that day. Things seem to have settled around here. :)


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