What I’m reading today, November 23…

Still tediously crawling through Francis Parkman’s The Oregon Trail (Kindle), and, god, it’s dull. As far as I can see there was no reason for this ill-equipped and ill-considered expedition other than Parkman’s obsession with the Plains Indians, whom he tended to regard as rather lethal children. I’m amazed he survived.

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What I’m reading today, September 21 2010 (an occasional series)

Dan Leader’s Local Breads book is an ongoing project (wholemeal – whole-wheat if you’re in the colonies – and sourdough bread from around the world).

Right now I have a pair of wholemeal rye-based sourdough Continue reading

What I’m reading today – an occasional series…

These are the books, and ebooks, I currently have on the go, though Leiber and Lovecraft (really a short story but, in Kindle-land, that makes it a book!), are near the end.

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Local Breads, by Daniel Leader (wholemeal and sourdough bread from around the world  – both areas in which my knowledge and expertise need a boost)

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