Jan. 8th, 2017

baronessekat: (book)
Salt: A World HistorySalt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I came to this book because several years ago a friend was reading it and I became intrigued by her description, but I never got around to actually reading it until now.

I went in expecting a rather dry, fact based information dump. I mean, how interesting could salt be? Instead, what I got was a in-depth look at how salt, its production and trade of it influenced not just human development but also human history and interaction.

Yes, there seemed to be a bit of creative license to tell a good story and keep the reader entranced, but I accept that for the overall telling in the book.

This is also the second book I have listened to with Scott Brick as the narrator and found that I enjoy his reading of non-fiction books.



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baronessekat: (writing)
Question 5: What was the last restaurant you went to?

Eat-in restaurant: TGiFriday's with my sister on the Friday before Christmas. It was OK. I mean, it's TGiFriday's not some 5 start, high-end place. It was what it always is.

Order in: I ordered in from Fuji grill through SkiptheDishes earlier in the week because I had no spoons to cook. Again, it was what I wanted. Sushi delivered. What more could I ask for?

Question 6: Today was tough because______

Today was tough because I spent most of the day with an incredible case of the "I just don't give a fuck" attitude. Which made it hard to focus on the things I had to get done.

Question 7: You are lucky how so or not so?

"In my experience there is no such thing as luck" so says Obi-wan. And I tend to agree. Luck is what we make. But if I am lucky, it is in the friends and family I have made over the years. They let me know that I am wanted, appreciated and that there is love and laughter available for those who do not turn away from it.

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