Well I guess it was inevitable. Shelfari, whose website and bookshelf widgets were so fun to fill and post on my sidebar, are now gone. I was invited to move my reading list over to GoodReads, which I did, but -meh- it's just not as visually delightful as Shelfari was. I'm not impressed.
In other reading news, I am having a most enjoyable read of Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi." I always find it so interesting that authors from a hundred years ago can still resonate so well with readers today. His language and humor is wonderful. This is his own story written somewhat like a diary and filled with the hardscrabble characters he encountered in his time on the river. He has also included his own footnotes explaining some terms or situations regarding steamships and river navigation. He and authors like him truly bring history to life.
I've been baking again, too! I'm refining my sourdough spelt bread recipe/technique and will be posting pictures of my latest creations soon.