Oh hai. There you are. Long time no see. Who, me, what I've been up to? Mostly work, which means that, even though I love my job (I work for that fruit company), I don't really want to go near my computer by the time I get home. Also, a fair amount of cooking and baking - we celebrated Rouladenfest a couple of weeks ago, and I baked a Meyer Lemon Shaker Pie and a loaf of bread today, for a friend's birthday. Furthermore, some automated gardening, which is my fancy way of saying that I pick the stuff that's been growing: lemons and arnges, and some of the mizunas and arugulas that are threatening to turn the back yard into a jungle.
And I've been reading regularly, in bed at night, almost every night. Surprisingly, mostly on my iPhone (yes, I know the iPhone is a computer too). My friend Jason really likes his Kindle, and recommended the free Kindle iPhone app, and mentioned that there are a lot of books to be had for free. I think this includes anything that is in the public domain, which is good news for anyone who likes "older" writers. I've read some Jane Austen, am on Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence right now, and have Anthony Trollope's Palliser series queued up. It's much more pleasant to read on the iPhone's smallish screen than I expected. Even my cat Willow approves. She insists on sitting on top of my sternum when I lie in bed reading, and she is much less bothered by the iPhone than by a comparatively large book that would need both of my hands to hold.
Here's what I've already finished, some on iPhone Kindle, and some on paper:
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
- Michael Pollan, Food Rules
- Robert Crais, Demolition Angel (a paperback re-read)
- Richard Murphy, Confessions of a Contractor