I’m starting a new series… I do a lot of reading around the world wide web, and I’ve started saving my favorite links using Pocket to share with y’all. ALSO I just started using Audible.com and la-la-love it, so I thought I’d share what I’m listening to each week. Finally… watching. We gave up cable, so I’m going to share what we’re watching each wee, too!!
- These photos make me want to visit Disneyworld. Now.
- I really want to try this quick & easy Shrimp Scampi recipe
- Cutest birthday party ever – balloons, confetti and cake via Cupcakes & Cutlery
- In case your baby, like all babies, is bald, you can now fix her hairless head with a baby wig
I just discovered Audible.com last week – if you love audio books, this is definitely the way to listen to them. I used iTunes to listen to Dan Brown’s Inferno… but the problem is, iTunes doesn’t always keep track of your place in the book. Audible’s iPhone App does keep track – and you can bookmark places. Audible.com is an Amazon company, so you can download any book you’d like and listen to it on your iPad, iPhone, etc. Or you can sign up for a subscription and pay $14.95/month which includes your choice of a download. Most of the newer audiobooks are $20+ so this is a deal if you’re going to listen to audiobooks. Right now, Audible.com is offering a 30 day free trial, which includes your choice of a book. Since you can cancel at any time, you may as well try it!
So. Dan Brown’s Inferno is really, really good. It stars Professor Langdon and he chases around ancient artifacts using his art history expertise while trying to save the world. It’s exciting… and I listened to it while riding my bike (at a safe volume) and I had a hard time pausing the book, and wanted to keep going. So that’s a very good thing, since I’m trying to fit in an hour of exercise at least every other day – it actually motivated me to get on the bike all week! And (you won’t believe this but it’s true) I went to the gym to workout so I could hear the end of the book. I know. Crazy talk. It was that good.
We watched Somm the other night, which is a documentary following candidates preparing for the Master Sommelier test. There are less than 150 Master Sommeliers in the world. The test (obviously) isn’t easy – it requires intense studying of wine-related subjects, serious tasting skills, and dedication. What surprised me is the candidates were young and normal, and not older British wine snobs that scoffed at wines that scored less than 90 points from Wine Spectator. It was fun (and intriguing) to watch them prepare for this test – and a group of them studied together. They can sniff a glass of wine and pull out scents like “freshly opened can of tennis balls” and taste a wine and be able to name the region, year, and grape. I highly recommend.
We’re also really into Under the Dome, and just finished Freaks & Geeks.
Tell me: What are you reading, listening to or watching this week? If you have a blog, link up your favorite post!!