Reading Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. It was on the top ten of most of the lists she consults before choosing a book. The book goes beyond the organic/non-organic issue and discusses the industrial revolution and the best way to cultivate, not only for our bodies, but also for the land. Before this she read The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger.

One of her favorite books is Oscar Wilde's A Picture of Dorian Gray--the writing style, surprise ending and how it relates to humanity really sticks in her mind.

Look--a Blogger sweatshirt! She used to work for them before she quit to go traveling. Lucky for her I had already resolved all of my technical questions....