What Do You Read?

by Joanne on August 21, 2009

I love Friday. I’ve said it before, everyone smiles at work. Customers are happier, vendors are more willing to drop prices, the weather is nicer (even if it rains – figure that one out 😉  ), it’s just all good on Friday. 

Yesterday I had a great workout. It was shoulder day.  20 minute T/M run. 35 minutes of shoulders and abs. Shane and I went for a 38 minute jog/walk.  He had to have a shower so we tried to make it home early enough to get him washed, nails cut and dried.  The dried didn’t happen but the other two did. He is a complete moosh dog when being bathed.  I should take a photo of him in the shower but I think he might feel that is an invasion of his privacy. I don’t want to offend. 

I changed up my breakfast yesterday and had one terrific vegetarian omelet. It was super. Sorry, no photos.  I ate it too fast and was focused on the crossword puzzle with Ted before I realized the error of my photographic ways.  Today there are no breakfast photos either – no food for you!  I went back to good old fashioned Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats.


Exercise:   Just a heart healthy fast 3.5 mile walk.  This morning’s walk was hot, and stinky sticky. Got up a little late. We were watching “The Good Witch”, a Hallmark family movie last night until 11 pm. 

This morning, first …. DSC_0714Welcome to my blog!









Next, what books do you like to read?   I enjoy crime solving books for entertainment.  I also enjoy books that teach and lately, that has been a full menu for me.  I began with curiosity regarding “Twitter”.  A very good book if you know about twitter but really don’t understand it’s popularity or what it’s good for.  Valuable source.  I’m still working through the last 3/4’s of this book.










Here are the 3 next in line to promote some serious understanding of the latest crazes…


“Facebook: The Missing Manual”:   There is a lot about Facebook that I just don’t know. Applications I don’t know how to use or even realize exist. 

“Will Write For Food”:  Blogging about food. Anyone can do it, but for people to read it, it should be good.  Definitely a must read.

“The iPhone”:  Do you have one?  I do.  This little piece of electronic marvelry is beyond comprehension.  All the applications.  All the functions. It’s an amazing piece of equipment.  It would be a sin not to get the most out of it.  I love the thin, light weight, ultra-responsive phone-computer-notepad-camera. 

Lastly, this is what I want to begin reading for entertainment. Don’t give me a “It figures!” because it’s a book about cooking.

DSC_0713“Cooking Dirty”.  This is a book about life behind the scenes in a restaurant kitchen.  It should be quite amusing because unlike others I’ve read where the author takes you through his/her experience in a top culinary school, this book avoids all that fancy-smancy stuff completely.  It makes the cooks/chefs the “bad boys” we all like.

Finally, this morning, there was no paper delivery.  Ted went to play golf until noon. A half day vacation for him. Although he was already working at 6:30 am (he works from home) trying to get some critical things done before leaving. He’ll be back at it at 12 today.  Such a devoted employee.

As for me, I took photos of my books for you.

Shane on the other hand could care less about the paper. He was trying to get the treat out of his chewy bone. 


He finally accomplished the task because now he has retired to the smallest, most remote space in the house which is under the desk, by my feet, where I type.


Silly boy. 

Happy Friday Everyone and, once again, what books do you like to read?

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  • At 2009.08.21 12:04, sarah said:

    i am obsessed with books–i have TONS: cookbooks, fiction, lots on comparative religion, memoirs, anything and everything…and i definitely do judge a book by it’s cover!

    • At 2009.08.21 13:20, Gera @ SweetsFoods said:

      I’ve trained yesterday, slope running and today I’m starving even with a good breakfast I need also your super vegan omelet 🙂
      Ohh twitter a social media phenomena everywhere, it sounds a good book.

      Have a great weekend!


      • At 2009.08.21 15:28, chayacomfycook said:

        Can you bake with steel cut oats? I have a bag and I want to use it, in the best way possible.

        • At 2009.08.21 16:14, Bonnie said:

          Mostly fiction- light hearted rather than grim. Just finished The Family Man by Elinor Lipman, she also wrote Then She Found Me, which was made in to a wonderful movie.
          Love funny mysteries – the best are by Janet Evanovich.
          Read the Twilight Series and now am reading the vampire series by Charlaine Harris (True Blood is based on these, but am waiting to watch it until I read more of the books).
          Have enjoyed all of Jodi Picoult’s books. Highly recommend My Sister’s Keeper and one that is an earlier of hers Keeping Faith.
          THere is a great mystery series where the main character is a caterer and it includes recipes, you might enjoy those, the author is Diane Mott Davidson.
          And then there are Jane Austen books – I am a Pride and Prejudice fanatic and I love all the recent take offs on her book – Bridget Jones Diaries is actually based on P&P.

          • At 2009.08.21 16:56, applec said:

            Sara: Me too. Tons of books and no time to read them all. The ones I have read, I refuse to read again.
            Gera: It’s a great book to better understand and use Twitter. I’ve learned a lot.
            Chaya: There is actually a recipe on one of my SC oat pkgs for Scottish Buttermilk Oat Scones. I’ll email you the info.
            Bonnie: Great info on good books. I like the sound of the Diane Mott Davidson series. Will have to look for them.

            This is the best part about having a blog. In about 2 mos. after I’ve finished all those books, I can refer back to recommendations right here! I’ll never lose the info. Thanks guys!

            • At 2009.08.21 17:45, crossbordercravings said:

              The book on Twitter sounds so interesting! I am one of those people who just doesn’t understand the need to update the world on the minute details of our lives 😛 I’m sure there is reasoning behind it, but I still don’t know what it is!

              • At 2009.08.21 20:23, Kelsey/TheNaptimeChef said:

                Fiction and cookbooks!

                • At 2009.08.21 20:31, applec said:

                  Crossborder: I was wondering the same thing about Twitter as you said ..”why would anyone be interested in what I’m doing at some random moment of the day?”. But in getting into more, it’s more of a marketing tool. If you want to direct someones attention to e.g. your blog, or your company, your product.. then you capture their attention. It’s like tying a string to a quarter and tossing it out into a busy walk way to grab peoples attention.

                  I still don’t understand how it can be so successful. I’m only on the “bandwagon” because I want to keep up with the times.

                  Kelsey: Yeah! I’m with you…fiction to take me away into some fantasy land for a while and cookbooks…well, that’s obvious. Love collecting them and can NEVER have enough.

                  • At 2009.08.22 15:20, Kelly said:

                    I’ve tried so hard to like steel cut oats, or the Bob Mills Mighty Tasty hot cereal. I just can’t. No amount of dressing it up can make me enjoy it. An omlet sounds so much better! The Twitter book looks interesting, I’m just starting to get into Twitter after much resisting. I love to read biographies. I love to read in general, but the bios are my favorite.

                    • At 2009.08.22 20:23, applec said:

                      Kelly: It took me a while to like oatmeal in general. Tastes/preferences change. But there are other really good for you grains out there. You don’t have to like oatmeal.
                      Twitter can be fun. It can also be a big help in a pinch.

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