My current read: Paul Johnson's Churchill
I'm thoroughly enjoying the book and find Johnson's writing superb. I've considered rereading Johnson's Modern Times, but it's 880 pages long.
I keep saying I need to make more time for book reading, but it never happens -- except when I'm traveling. Ever since my years touring Europe on 15-day Eurail passes, I've done more reading on trains than anywhere else.
I'm a restless type and find it difficult to stay planted in one spot. But I find that as long as the train's moving, I can sit and relax for hours.
Kindle surfaced during the years I visited Nepal twice a year... for weeks at a time. In pre-Kindle days, I traveled with two suitcases -- one filled with books; post-Kindle, I was back to one.
Before going on my cruise around South America this spring, I bought the new Kindle -- a mistake. As so often happens with these new-and-improved devices, the fancy bells and whistles make it difficult for the technology-challenged like me to perform simple, basic functions -- like turning it on and getting back to the page where I'd left off. The designers of these modern gizmos never heard about K.I.S.S. -- Keep It Simple Stupid.
I read non-fiction, and I like being able to underline sentences and make notes in the margins... and then dog-ear the page I was reading before closing the book.
Two Life-Enhancing Bookstores
1) Washington's Politics & Prose
He was married back in Kathmandu in March, 2012. Now, Nimesh, his wife Bhawana, and I are a happy family.
Here's Nimesh's mother and his older brother Ritesh at the bookstore. Ritesh and his wife, both medical doctors, have just returned from studying and working in China. They're now working in a Pokhara hospital.