Tomorrow, I am going downtown for jury duty. To keep me amused in the waiting room, I’ll have with me my iPod Touch, my laptop, and a hard cover book. Ha ha!!! No one ever accused me of traveling light!
For those interested in what I’m reading and listening to at the moment, here’s the list.
1) On the iPod, I have the Audible audio version of “Bonfire of the Vanities” by Tom Wolfe (narrated by Joe Barrett.) Barrett’s voices make it seem like a multi-voice performance . It’s great –- I am loving it!
2) Also on the iPod, in my Kindle app, I have about 100 pages left of Traitor’s Wife by Susan Higginbotham. I’ve always been a a fan of historical fiction, and this well-crafted story of King Edward II’s fall from grace is no exception.
3) In an uncharacteristic move, I will also be carrying a hard-back book with me. My friend Howard Friedman sent me a pre-release copy of his new book “The Longevity Project.” If I don’t post a review soon, I’m afraid he’ll disown me as a friend! In the book, Friedman and his partner Leslie Martin share results from an eight-decade study of who lives longest and why. I only wish I could share this book with my Mom, who was always fascinated by the topics of wellness and longevity. (And had a tendency to lie about her age!) Unfortunately, at her stage of Alzheimer’s, reading or even talking about a book, is beyond her.