Monday, October 1, 2007
The book Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen has a character who is famous in her town for the creations that come out of her garden and her kitchen. It’s almost magical how she control people’s feelings by the food they eat. To promote the book, the publisher has sent out a little packet of seeds to booksellers around the country. The thing is, there’s no information on the package as to what power, exactly, the seeds have. Are they magical? How, one wonders, will they control people’s feelings? So far no one in our office has had the nerve to plant them and find out. Then again, maybe it’s herbs for seasoning your boss’s salad so that you’ll get a raise. It could be we just don’t know what we’re missing here.