Monday, February 11, 2013

Books and Movies

So I recently got on the Kindle wagon, we got a new printer at Christmas that has wireless printing and I can even print from my phone, and we now have a new blue ray DVD player that we can get movies via Wi-Fi from Netflix. Finally getting into this century with our electronics!!! What does this have to do with anything you ask?
Well, the printer not much except besides not being very electronic or computer savvy; I am quite proud of myself for setting it up and happy to have more space on my desk since the 1 new printer now takes care of what I had 2 printers doing before (my portable one to print and our almost 10 year old one to scan as it wouldn’t print or copy anymore and the portable one doesn’t have a scan option).
The Kindle, I am now able to download and search for books on my phone. Although I have to say that I am a real book junkie (as the stacks around my bed, in the office, and around the house will attest). I like to hold them, mark the pages, highlight and make notes. All of which I know you can sort of do with Kindle but I am a bit old school, and yes, I use pencil and multiple colors of highlighters. But, the phone and thus the Kindle are always with me, convenient.
The blue ray DVD/Netflix situation is allowing us to catch up on movies that we have missed for the last decade (yes, we are that behind) with just a few button pushes…no waiting for things to arrive in the mail.
That being said I would like to share with you a few things I have been reading and watching lately, you should check them out if you haven’t already.


The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan:
Food in World History by Jeffery M. Pilcher:
Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton:
Cook Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo:
Consider the Fork: A History of How we Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson:
Salad People by Mollie Katzen:

Vanishing of the Bees:

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead:
Hungry for Change:

Happy watching and reading! 
Peace- V

1 comment:

  1. Great lists! I can't wait for you to watch fat, sick and nearly dead - its interesting and inspiring. I'd also add Toast, which you can totally watch on Netflix and is based on Nigel Slater's childhood. The food imagery is beautiful.